The Egg-ucated Chicken — washing eggs
Washing Hatching Eggs
Posted by Allison Rostad on
High numbers of soiled eggs in the incubator is probably the single biggest cause of poor chick quality and first week mortality. Cross contamination between a heavily soiled egg and one that may be fairly clean can lead to lower fertility rates, early embryonic mortality and a higher percentage of rotten eggs. Removing bacteria and microbial pathogens before they have a chance to multiply and contaminate other eggs during incubation is essential to your incubation process. So wash your eggs!!