Should I wash the eggs for incuabtion, There muddy and dirty?????

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by gervais22, Jun 3, 2008.

  1. gervais22

    gervais22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just received my eggs, but stuck is it best to wash off the mud or keep it on?
     
  2. RoostersCrow

    RoostersCrow Chillin' With My Peeps

    I wash them and do not tend to get any rotten ones.
     
    Last edited: Jun 3, 2008
  3. DuckyBoys

    DuckyBoys Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 2, 2008
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    I have become a washer as well. All of them that I washed are growing right now.
     
  4. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    If they are dirty I would was them under warm water, not cold. Cold water can suck bacteria into the egg. After just gently dry them off. I was my eggs, and they hatch just fine.
     
  5. CindyS

    CindyS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, wash them. I run the hot water faucet, put the egg under it, and gently rub till clean, then dry off with a paper towel. I do all my duck eggs this way and have excellent hatches.
     

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