Should I clean them?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Azriel, Aug 3, 2011.

  1. Azriel

    Azriel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a broody hen that was sitting on 5 eggs. She is in the coop in her own pen. I must not have closed the door right on her pen, and another hen got in with her, there must have been a bit of a fight and 2 of the eggs were broken. The eggs she has left have yolk and straw stuck to them. Can I or should I clean them. I candled them and can see veining so at this point they are growing.
     
  2. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

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    You can wipe them with a dry paper towel, but hens have been pooping on eggs and hatching just fine for ages.

    Wipe at your own risk. [​IMG]
     
  3. Glenmar

    Glenmar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wipe them off with a damp cloth and you should be fine.
     

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