Sanitize eggs ?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by victor1800, Jan 30, 2011.

  1. victor1800

    victor1800 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have just finished watching a u-tube video about incubating and the guy says he sanitizes his eggs, what would you use to do that? Does any body here do that?
     
  2. cheryl98117

    cheryl98117 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ive always been told to not wash or rinse hatching eggs, as it will take the bloom away... But I am sure someone with more experience can give you a more definate answer.
     
  3. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    There was a rather lengthy thread one here a week or so ago on this subject. It is a recurring theme. In the end, some do, some don't. Commercial operations do.
     
  4. rancher hicks

    rancher hicks Chicken Obsessed

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    There are different matter of opinion on this. I try to choose only the cleanest eggs for hatching.

    Now I did have a broody hen have some eggs get dirty and I wiped them with a wet paper towel and put them back under her and she hatched sucessfully 4 out the six.
     
  5. victor1800

    victor1800 Out Of The Brooder

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    I was just wondering what you would use to sanitize with ?
     
  6. wooden-animal

    wooden-animal Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi Folks
    Oxin is a very good disinfectant and it will not hurt the egg. I hatch out about 10,000 chicks a month and we use this because
    it will kill most anything on the egg. It will not hurt the egg to be washed as long as you don't try scubing real hard if it is that
    dirty don't use it for hatching. Most commercial hatcherys have to use some knid of disinfectant to help with salmonela and other
    viruses. I hope this helps. Thank you John
     
  7. perolane

    perolane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    10,000 chicks a month... [​IMG] That's a whole lotta fuzzy butts!! [​IMG]
     

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