FILTHY EGGS

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by dddCT, Mar 6, 2009.

  1. dddCT

    dddCT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I received a dozen hatching eggs today and they are all filthy. I have gotten hatching eggs before and 1 or so will be a little dirty but these are bad. I've been told that you shouldn't incubate them if they are dirty. These are a the eggs. What should I do? [​IMG]
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  2. eschwaderer

    eschwaderer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Brush them off, wipe with a little warm water and cross your fingers. I wouldn't put them together with good clean eggs in my bator though. What's done is done, give them a try.
     
  3. soonerdog

    soonerdog Chillin' With My Peeps

    I would wipe them with a dry paper towel and set them. I never wash or wet my hatching eggs. Good luck [​IMG]
     
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  4. Buck Creek Chickens

    Buck Creek Chickens Have Incubator, Will Hatch

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    Is that stains or pure dirt, I would contact the seller, sender and ask for a replacement. if I sent those i'd be embarrassed

    If there duck then brush them off duck are alway dirty.
     
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  5. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Are they waterfowl eggs? I've noticed they seem to be much dirtier than chicken eggs. I agree, clean them up a bit and set them. You've got nothing to lose by trying.
     
  6. dddCT

    dddCT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are chicken eggs.
     
  7. pdsavage

    pdsavage Sussex Monarch

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    I guess it depends on how you look at it half say dont wash eggs other half says wash...what is a person to do?
    I was told to take a dry cloth and lightly scrap dry dirt off before putting it in bator even lightly sand off the dirt with fine sand paper....
    I have seen plenty hatch dirty eggs.....
     
  8. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

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    Some of my eggs got to looking like that when it rained, but I certainly did not send them out.. I would want a "do-over" and I would not set them with clean eggs. If you only have one bator, and other clean eggs to set, I would just pass on setting these, personally. If I found the eggs "unuseable" because of how dirty they were, I would also ask for a refund, including using PayPal's refund process if they were not cooperative.
     
  9. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    I've read NOT to sand - even a bit. Sanding can cause the dirt to be driven into the pores. Your best bet is to lightly wipe them with a dry paper towel.

    You've got nothing to lose, but I would most definitley let the seller know you're disappointed. I'm a firm believer in feedback.
     
  10. okiehen

    okiehen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wouldn't do any thing to them. If you can set them with out other eggs it would be best.
    Have you ever seen eggs under a broody. I've seen some that were very dirty and hatch out just fine.
    Best of luck.
     

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