Soiled Hatching Eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Alpha, Jan 25, 2010.

  1. Alpha

    Alpha In the Brooder

    Jul 28, 2009
    I got some fertile eggs that I'd like to throw into the incubator, but they're slightly soiled. Is washing them a no-no? What about wiping them down with a damp cloth?
  2. farmin'chick

    farmin'chick Songster

    Apr 13, 2009
    Rocky Mount VA
    Better to rub them with a soft, dry cloth, and if there is stuck on detritus, try gently sanding with fine grade sand paper. If you MUST wash them be sure to use water that is warmer than the egg.
  3. Serrin

    Serrin Songster

    NO! NO! NO!! Don't do anything to them!! If you wipe them down they will dehydrate so quick it would make your head swim!!! Not even with a damp cloth! Just don't do it!!
  4. cluckcluck42

    cluckcluck42 Songster

    Oct 4, 2009
    I had a bit of poopoo on mine and I used a paper towel. Whatever I couldnt get off with that I chipped at it with a fingernail (then scrubbed my nail with soap for ten minutes) [​IMG]

    I didnt want to risk it with the water. Some of them have tiny poop stains still on em.

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