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Are your eggs dirty?

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My eggs are consistently dirty. I'm trying to keep them unwashed until we use them, but putting them in the refrigerator like this kinds of grosses me out. The ducks have a large coop. We use deep litter, and they have a nest box and another area they like to lay where I try to keep fresh bedding. But...ducks. they always switch up their spots too. Are duck eggs just dirty??
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Mine are much dirtier than chicken eggs. The ducks will lay in the nest, but they also sleep in there too, so poop it up.

They did lay for about a week where nobody pooped in the nest at all, so I had clean eggs - that was nice

 

Instead of washing, just use a light brush and brush off some of the dried poop before putting them in the fridge.

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I use the scrubby side of a dry sponge to brush off the gross bits.  it works pretty well.  It took me about a month to get used to it - we have only had grocery store eggs here before ducks - but now I don't even notice.  It's just part of duck eggs!  I even sell them unwashed to a Vietnamese family.  They didn't want me to wash them first, they were expecting them to be dirty. 

Learning through living with my 8 ducks -  1 Chocolate Runner, 1 Blue Runner, 1 Fawn and White Runner, 1 Khaki Campbell, 2 Welsh Harlequins and 2 Pekins
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Learning through living with my 8 ducks -  1 Chocolate Runner, 1 Blue Runner, 1 Fawn and White Runner, 1 Khaki Campbell, 2 Welsh Harlequins and 2 Pekins
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post #5 of 7

fun fact if the eggs come out dirty your ducks have a high chance of worms so just look out for that :D 

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A breeder of mallards(grey and black), Call ducks (2015 FINALLY!!!), (I also have a seabright and a bantam cochin)
I do not support the 4-h system
Jesus is the king rejoice!
NPIP certified
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fun fact if the eggs come out dirty your ducks have a high chance of worms so just look out for that :D 


That is not a fun fact at all :(

 

But very informative :P

I didn't know that!  I just have clumsy dirty feet walking over mine.  I am in the process of trying to nest train them though :fl

Learning through living with my 8 ducks -  1 Chocolate Runner, 1 Blue Runner, 1 Fawn and White Runner, 1 Khaki Campbell, 2 Welsh Harlequins and 2 Pekins
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Learning through living with my 8 ducks -  1 Chocolate Runner, 1 Blue Runner, 1 Fawn and White Runner, 1 Khaki Campbell, 2 Welsh Harlequins and 2 Pekins
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Originally Posted by buff goose guy View Post
 

fun fact if the eggs come out dirty your ducks have a high chance of worms so just look out for that :D 

Ohh sorry not fun sad fact 

A breeder of mallards(grey and black), Call ducks (2015 FINALLY!!!), (I also have a seabright and a bantam cochin)
I do not support the 4-h system
Jesus is the king rejoice!
NPIP certified
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A breeder of mallards(grey and black), Call ducks (2015 FINALLY!!!), (I also have a seabright and a bantam cochin)
I do not support the 4-h system
Jesus is the king rejoice!
NPIP certified
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