What's the best way to clean off hatching eggs DURING incubation?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by teach619, Mar 13, 2013.

  1. teach619

    teach619 Out Of The Brooder

    I have some eggs under a broody hen and they are due to hatch any day...

    Unfortunately the hen has pooped and it's gotten on some of the eggs... AND I think I had a rotten egg explode (I say think because of another post - I have no idea what happen).

    Anyway - how can I clean off the eggs? warm water and a towel? I know they are porous so I don't think leaving rotten egg or feces on them is a good idea... But I don't want to hurt them by cleaning them off the wrong way..
  2. jdywntr

    jdywntr Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 31, 2009
    Somerville, AL
    I have NO experience with chicken broodies, my first is due to hatch (hopefully) soon.

    I did have a duck that had an egg explode or get crushed under her a few days before hatch. She had gotten up to go bathe, I just wiped the eggs with hay (all that I had close by). I had 10 of the remaining 14 hatch. The egg didn't stink, was the consistancy of hardboiled yolk so I don't think it was fertile. Don't know if that will make a difference.

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