So I have been looking around here, and it seems that most people only get dirty eggs on occasion. Mine are dirty pretty often, usually just a little poop smudgy, sometimes a bit worse.
I have 5 hens, and they have a fairly large coop for their number, the floor is dirt with some straw mixed in. They have totally ignored any nesting boxes I have presented them with, and lay in a little nest they made out of straw in the corner.
Now, it's not as though the coop is nasty, but, come on, chickens poop, and they step in it, and then they share the nest and step on the other eggs and dirty them up.
I generally give them a wash just before cooking them, or, in the event of a really gross egg, I clean it up and use it first, that day or the next. I don't refrigerate my eggs.
I didn't think anything of this at all until I was reading around and noticed that this doesn't seem to be the norm.
Am I doing something wrong?