Sanitizing eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by cmferrante, Aug 13, 2013.

  1. cmferrante

    cmferrante Out Of The Brooder

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    What's the best method for cleaning and sanitizing eggs for the incubator?
     
  2. howfunkyisurchicken

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    Keeping your nest boxes clean ;)
     
  3. cmferrante

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    these are duck eggs i bought from a local farm. Some have a little poo on them...i figured a decent rinse...maybe a couple drops of iodine?
     
  4. howfunkyisurchicken

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    Ah, well duck eggs are a little different. They're messy little critters! I think I would take some fine grit sand paper or a fingernail for the poo. Rinsing them will wash off the bloom, which could be bad since they need more humidity and lots of folks mist their duck eggs. I know you can buy egg sanitizer and alot of hatcheries wash eggs before incubating, but I'd rather put them in a little dirty than wash them.
    Hopefully someone else will chime in since I'm not much help :)
     
  5. cmferrante

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    ok well...i rubbed them with a coarse towel and most of the stuff came off...with the high humidity anything left on there should come off. Does anyone actually disinfect their eggs before putting them in the incubator?
     

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