Washing eggs?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Rashid100, Jul 24, 2014.

  1. Rashid100

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    Hello everyone. With some very helpful tips from you guys, I was able to get my homemade bator to the proper temp and humidity. Just received some button quail eggs that I will be setting tonight. I have read that eggs should be washed to kill bacteria. Is this true? If so, then how exactly do I wash them? Any advice would help a lot :D thanks
     
  2. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Crossing the Road

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    I never wash my chicken eggs, as it removes the natural "bloom" which protects the insides from bacteria. If they're noticeably dirty, though, you may have to clean them.
     
  3. Rashid100

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    Thanks a lot for the advice :) there's a little bit of poop on some of em. Should I leave them alone or maybe wipe with a paper towel and warm water?
     
  4. Rashid100

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    Is this much poop fine? [​IMG]
     
  5. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Crossing the Road

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    With eggs like that, I'd take a barely damp paper towel and carefully wipe it off.
     
  6. Rashid100

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    Alright thanks :D
     

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