Washing a hatching egg?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by informative, Feb 5, 2015.

  1. informative

    informative Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 16, 2013
    The hatching 101 crib notes https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/hatching-eggs-101
    state not to wash a hatching egg. I have one egg from a particular chicken which I want to hatch despite it being just covered in poop! I mean there is no way I will set an egg that filthy because it will stink up the incubator not to mention fill it with germs.

    So to my question, how is the best method for cleaning an egg for setting to hatch? I'm guessing small amount of plain soap and luke warm water brushing with a soft brush (gently) then rinse (well) to remove any soap traces or... (your thoughts)?

    Thank you!
    Last edited: Feb 5, 2015
  2. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  3. darkbluespace

    darkbluespace Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 13, 2014
    Portland Oregon
    I wash really dirty eggs all the time and they do just fine.

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