Sanitizing eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Dva01, Mar 15, 2018.

  1. Dva01

    Dva01 In the Brooder

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    Does anyone sanitize their eggs before going into the incubator? I am about to try my first batch of chukar eggs and saw a couple videos on youtube about spraying them down with 3% hydrogen peroxide or 50/50 mix of water and listerine.

    I tried searching on here but didnt really find what I was looking for.

    Thanks
     
  2. AlleysChicks

    AlleysChicks Enabler

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    Are they clean eggs? Most don’t wash eggs prior to incubation because it will wash the bloom off the eggs.
     
  3. Dva01

    Dva01 In the Brooder

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    No they haven't been washed but I just saw a couple videos of people spraying the eggs just before putting them in the incubator to sterilize any bacteria on the shells.
     

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