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Are your eggs dirty?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Kangasox, Oct 20, 2015.

  1. Kangasox

    Kangasox Chillin' With My Peeps

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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??
     
  2. Kangasox

    Kangasox Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. TLWR

    TLWR Chillin' With My Peeps

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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.
     
  4. jducour

    jducour Chillin' With My Peeps

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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.
     
  5. buff goose guy

    buff goose guy Chillin' With My Peeps

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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 [​IMG]
     
  6. jducour

    jducour Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is not a fun fact at all [​IMG]

    But very informative [​IMG]
    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 [​IMG]
     
  7. buff goose guy

    buff goose guy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ohh sorry not fun sad fact
     
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