What to do with very muddy eggs?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by JaceTx, Mar 11, 2009.

  1. JaceTx

    JaceTx In the Brooder

    Feb 6, 2009
    We had a lot of rain and my eggs are very muddy. I've heard not to wash eggs that go in the bator. What do I do? The mud doesn't just flake off it's painted on pretty good.
  2. panner123

    panner123 Songster

    Jan 15, 2007
    Garden Valley, ca
    If they got that wet, eat them. You want eggs that have not been wet to put in the bator. A small amount of dirt can be brushed off, but not wet mud.
  3. KattyKillFish

    KattyKillFish Songster

    Mar 8, 2009
    Dillingham, Alaska
    i agree. don't put eggs that have been too wet in the incubator. i would just wash and eat them, and possible keep your nest box dry and up off the ground? we replace the straw in our nest boxes almost daily. it keeps the chickens happy and laying.

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: