should you wash eggs before setting them?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ebonykawai, Feb 26, 2008.

  1. ebonykawai

    ebonykawai Chillin' With My Peeps

    And if so, how and how much? Just wipe clean? Not necessary?

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  2. arlee453

    arlee453 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    If they are REALLY filthy, then wipe with a dry cloth.

    Don't wash them otherwise - you will destroy the bloom on the shell that acts as a barrier to protect the egg from bacteria entering through the pores.
     
  3. Kristina

    Kristina Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ditto what Arlee said...I'm not fast enough
     
  4. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    You do not want to wash eggs your setting...clean them as best you can with a dry cloth and if they are too dirty you don't want to set them....
     

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