that is the question....Okay, so I bought these eggs from a friends mother in law for $1 a dozen, so I cant really complain about their condition, but most of them were COVERED in poop. Some were so bad you couldnt tell the color of the egg. The worst ones I rubbed semi clean with a damp towel. The others I left a little poopy. I have already put these in my bator, but I am getting more tomorrow that will also be poop covered. Do I wash them or leave them nasty? Sorry if this sounds like a dumb question, I have been told if you wash them they wont hatch, but I have also been told too much poop clogs the "pores" and they wont hatch either.....what to do??