Washing Eggs Before Incubating

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by countryboy1, Oct 29, 2009.

  1. countryboy1

    countryboy1 Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 26, 2009
    Waterloo Illinois
    I was just wondering what your preference was on washing eggs I've heard both ways. What do ya'll think
  2. Ewe Mama2

    Ewe Mama2 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 26, 2009
    Northeastern Ohio
    I vote unwashed. I've never washed any of my chicken or duck eggs and have had great hatch rates.

    If you have some seriously filthy eggs, you might want to try using some fine grain sandpaper to clean them up a bit.
  3. mrandmrschicken

    mrandmrschicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 14, 2008
    NW IA
    Normally, there is no need for washing but I recently received a batch of very nasty dirty eggs that had to be washed with tepid water and soap. They were really poopy and smelly. Use your own judgement, just watch the water temp.
  4. Junkmanme

    Junkmanme Chillin' With My Peeps

    merely considering the fact that a broody hen doesn't wash eggs........I wouldn't either.

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