Filthy eggs~what's the best way to clean them?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Ukmumbrood3, Jun 3, 2011.

  1. Ukmumbrood3

    Ukmumbrood3 Out Of The Brooder

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    Received some eggs today that unless I clean them there's no way I dare put them in my incubator! I'm not talking a little poop I'm talking COVERED! So question is, what's the best way? Will it affect my hatch rate?
     
  2. Elite Silkies

    Elite Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    A solution of Oxine and Water, would be my suggestion.
     
  3. Quote:When I have received hatching eggs like that in the past ,I wiped them off with warm water (not scrubbing hard) it didn't effect my hatch at all.
    Wash them and then let them settle for 12-18 hrs at room temp (big end up) before placing in the Bator.

    Fay
     
  4. Ukmumbrood3

    Ukmumbrood3 Out Of The Brooder

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    So what about bleach water? I've never seen eggs covered in this much poop before! Will water be enough?
    As for the oxine I don't have any and really wanted to get them done tonight but will definitely remember that.

    Thanks ladies [​IMG]
     
  5. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    Soap water or bleach water will work just make sure its hotter than the eggs temp. I use water as hot as I can stand. Most come clean by just rubbing them with my hand.
     
  6. Ukmumbrood3

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    Thanks! I appreciate your help [​IMG]
     
  7. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    Quote:I use this too.
     

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