I've read all of the literature regarding collecting eggs for incubation. For the most part, the recommendation is: Don't wash eggs. Keep them around 55*. Higher humidity is good. Best to store upright, and rotate 2 - 3 x/d. Easiest done by tilting egg cartons. So here's the question: I want to know how many readers will wash an egg before setting in the bator? Yes, the recommendation is not to wash to protect the bloom. But, the hatcheries DO sanitize eggs, and SOME readers do, and get good hatches. IMO, it would be better to sanitize an egg that is not as clean as I'd like to see, than to discard it altogether. So: Any readers sanitized their eggs before hatching? If so, what results have you had? Also, any correlation noted between not so clean eggs, and failure to hatch, or oomphalitis?