Wash or Don't Wash These Eggs?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by skiidevil, Mar 21, 2016.

  1. skiidevil

    skiidevil New Egg

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    These are Ancona duck eggs that they clearly don't care how clean they are when they lay them. Despite the straw box that is provided with eggs to cue them. I assume ducks in nature still sit on filthy eggs, they are ready to go into the incubator. Should I wash them? If som soap and water?[​IMG]
     
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    Chicken Egg 17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Don't use soap or they probably won't hatch I don't think u would need to clean them but that could cause bacteria growth so just take some warm water and gently wash the poo and dirt off the eggs and let them dry and set for a bit and toss them in the egg turned in the incubator
     
  3. skiidevil

    skiidevil New Egg

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    Alrighty I'll let you know when they hatch. I used to live in Altoona by the way. It's much warmer down here in Dixie :)
     
  4. TheHoranFarm

    TheHoranFarm Out Of The Brooder

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    There's something called "egg cleanser" at my feed store, adds the protective coat after washed. I'd pick some of that up! :)
     
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    Chicken Egg 17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ha I like the snow and lots of it and I like the nice hot summers here setting on the deck suntanning by he pool
     
  6. Bryam

    Bryam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wash in warm water and pop them into the incubator. You should be fine!

    Happy Hatching!:)
     
    Last edited: Mar 21, 2016

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