Washing eggs????....updated!!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by knippk, May 20, 2008.

  1. knippk

    knippk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some of my eggs get dirty......is it ok to wash the eggs i want to hatch not eat?????
     
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  2. dangerouschicken

    dangerouschicken Will Barter For Coffee

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    I just scrub them a little with cold water. Works good.
     
  3. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:You are not supposed to use cold water. The cold water closes the pours on the egg and sucks in bacteria. Use warm water that is warmer than the egg. I use a soulution of water and Brinsea Incubation Disinfectant and dip my eggs for 2-3 seconds and the put them into the incubator.
     
  4. dangerouschicken

    dangerouschicken Will Barter For Coffee

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    Oh sorry, I misread what you wrote. I thought you said you wanted to eat and not hatch. My bad. [​IMG]
     
  5. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:lol. When I eat my eggs I was them very good with cold water. lol [​IMG]
     
  6. yellowdragon

    yellowdragon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do not wash hatching eggs.
     
  7. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:If the eggs are very dirty, there is no problem with washing the eggs. I do not wash my chicken eggs, because they are very clean, not duck eggs I will dip/spray with the Brinsea solution.
     
  8. knippk

    knippk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well.....these are chicken eggs....i have nice clean straw in my nest boxes....but the run is dirty due to all the rain....i guess the mudd on thier feet is whats getting the eggs dirty...so can i wash the eggs...or not???? I want to be able to hatch them.
     
  9. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    I would was them with warm water right before you put them in the incubator.
     
  10. knippk

    knippk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks sooo much for the info!!!! Wish me luck!
     

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