How do I clean poop off eggs for the bator

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Berynn, Jan 9, 2008.

  1. Berynn

    Berynn Cooped Up

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    I received my eggs today and they are soiled, it could be mud or poop. I was told to use low grade sand paper, or a little bit of bleach and water. I am putting them in the bator friday, I am waiting for my other batch to come in on thursday. I hope that they get here.
     
  2. johnnyjack

    johnnyjack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ALITTLE DIRTY WANT HURT ANYTHING... I WOULDNT WASH THEM....
     
  3. Flufnstuffs~FluffySilkies

    Flufnstuffs~FluffySilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2007
    NY
    If eggs are a complete mess I toss them... But a little bit is ok
    I just scrape off what I can with my fingernail or a rub the area with a dry wash cloth

    I WOULD NOT WASH THEM.
     
  4. jab91864

    jab91864 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 3, 2007
    Northern Michigan
    Do not use bleach, do not dip in water and scrub, do not use sandpaper. All of those things can lead to your eggs being weakened and allow bacteria to get into the egg and kill the unborn chick.

    Eggs have a natural protection called a bloom... it's a film, you can not remove that and be successful in hatching...in my opinion.

    A little soil is fine. If momma hen is sitting on the egg in the nest it's not going to be sparkling clean.

    Julie [​IMG]
     

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