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aaronsundin

  • Joined Jul 2011
  • Aberdeenshire , Scotland
cleaning eggs before incubation , or not ?
« on: July 11, 2011, 10:43:52 am »
Hi everyone ,  I was wondering if is necessary to disinfect eggs before putting them into an incubator ? If so what would you use to clean the eggs ? I have read different views on this and am interested to know what you would suggest , many thanks ,
stefan
« Last Edit: July 11, 2011, 10:45:24 am by aaronsundin »
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sam.t

  • Joined Mar 2009
  • goole east yorkshire
Re: cleaning eggs before incubation , or not ?
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2011, 10:49:39 am »
PERSONALLY WE NEVER CLEAN THE EGGS WITH ANYTHING OTHER THAN A WIPE OVER WITH A DRY PAPER TOWEL IF MUCKY WHEN COLLECTED TO THEN GO IN INCUBATER
SAM :chook:

jaykay

  • Joined Aug 2012
  • Cumbria/N Yorks border
Re: cleaning eggs before incubation , or not ?
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2011, 12:12:45 pm »
And I do clean eggs, under the tap, a little bit warmer than the egg/room.

manian

  • Joined Sep 2010
Re: cleaning eggs before incubation , or not ?
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2011, 01:26:34 pm »
hi we clean out turkey eggs before going in the incubator.......
water has to be warmer than egg to stop bugs going in
Mx

DJ_Chook

  • Joined Jun 2009
  • Mid Wales
  • Chicken mad, nothing else just chickens.
Re: cleaning eggs before incubation , or not ?
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2011, 04:49:54 pm »
If the eggs are really dirty I put them in warm water for 30 seconds then wetwipe off the poo. I have a 6 the incy that were filthy, they are all fertile but it's only day 9.
Chicken nutter extraordinaire.

hughesy

  • Joined Feb 2010
  • Anglesey
Re: cleaning eggs before incubation , or not ?
« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2011, 05:10:17 pm »
I use a solution of proprietry egg sanitising powder in warm water.

DJ_Chook

  • Joined Jun 2009
  • Mid Wales
  • Chicken mad, nothing else just chickens.
Re: cleaning eggs before incubation , or not ?
« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2011, 11:26:16 am »
If the eggs are really dirty I put them in warm water for 30 seconds then wetwipe off the poo. I have a 6 the incy that were filthy, they are all fertile but it's only day 9.

Update: on the 6 eggs I washed.
4 chicks, 1 early stage dead, 1 underdeveloped took out on day 18.

These 6 eggs where filthy but I have 4 lovely little chickie's. Strangely though the rest of the incy (24 eggs total, 18 that I didn't wash) have been a disaster. Only have 3 other chicks.
Chicken nutter extraordinaire.

 

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