I'm getting ready to try to incubate some Muscovy eggs, and I've never incubated anything before. My muskies reached sexual maturity in October, and I've been seeing bulls-eyes for a month now so I want to set a small batch and see. I just picked up a used Lyon TX-7 that I'm checking right now, but I have a question about the eggs themselves. I know the chick hatchers all have their own opinion about preping the eggs. To wash or not to wash? To sanitize or to leave dirty? I want to get the input for duck eggs for you guys. The eggs I want to put in are really dirty. We had some rain and the nest boxes for muddy and poop-y and the ick dried onto the eggs. There is no way I can "gently" brush the mess off; it's going to have to be washed thoroughly if it needs to come off. Any advice?