worry about poop on eggs??

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by OCchickens, Jan 20, 2009.

  1. OCchickens

    OCchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do I need to worry about some light poop soiling on a few of the eggs? I'm getting ready to start my first batch in the incubator. I've read not to try to wash it off, that that can force bacteria in through the pores of the egg. I don't think I can get any more off by brushing or wiping.

    Thanks!
     
  2. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    Use warm water an wipe it off with your hand. warming the eggs makes the liquid in the egg expand pushing out on the pores an not pulling trash in.
     
  3. tofuranch

    tofuranch What Came First????

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    I will wipe eggs off right as I am going to put them in the incubator, only if they are really dirty. If it is just a little spot, I will just leave it.
     
  4. Chicken Woman

    Chicken Woman Incredible Egg

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    Lightly run xtra fine sand paper over the poo only. Don't sand the egg.
     

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