Rinsed eggs...incubatable?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Kadjain, Apr 8, 2012.

  1. Kadjain

    Kadjain Chillin' With My Peeps

    I collected eggs and rinsed them in cold well water then realized I wanted to incubate the eggs from my leghorns. Are they still ok to incubate?
     
  2. spartacus_63

    spartacus_63 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Probably will do fine as long as they are fertile.
     
  3. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Since millions and millions of eggs are washed, then hatched, in the industry, I see no reason to be concerned.

    However, it is far better to rinse eggs under warm water, not cold, whether for hatching or eating.
     
    Last edited: Apr 8, 2012
  4. Kadjain

    Kadjain Chillin' With My Peeps

    Coolness, thanks. I wasn't sure if I rinsed off the "bloom" or not.
     

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