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

    Apr 30, 2007
    South Louisiana
    ditto what Arlee said...I'm not fast enough
  4. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

    Jan 30, 2007
    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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