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Clean Eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Sam Drummond, Apr 16, 2016.

  1. Sam Drummond

    Sam Drummond Out Of The Brooder

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    All of my eggs are dirty with poop when I collect them. I watched a video about deworming chickens and thought that it might be it. Or I thought it might be poop stuck to there feathers by there vent or unclean nest boxes. I don't know what to do but I know I want them to lay clean eggs. Thanks for the help!
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Runs With Chickens Premium Member

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    Dirty eggs are usually from poopy bottoms or muddy feet. You can wash the poop off and put down stuff in your run so it isn't dirty, I like deep litter. If your hens have consistently wet poops, it could be from the feed, or some illnesses cause it. I would try switching feed brands.
     
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    Are they sleeping in the nests?
     
  4. Sam Drummond

    Sam Drummond Out Of The Brooder

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    When I go to lock up there coop at night they aren't. But they could move afterwards.
     
  5. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    They usually don't move after it's dark.
     
  6. eleaserek

    eleaserek Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was having the same issue, muddy eggs. Switched to deep litter in the run and now I only get dirty eggs when it's been raining for several days in a row. That should help, unless it's because their butts are poopy, in which a bath is probably in order, and possibly a diet change, as someone else mentioned.
     
  7. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    X 2 -- good housekeeping in the run and coop, good nutrition, good health and making sure no one sleeps in the nest boxes will take care of most dirty egg issues.
     
  8. aart

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  9. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    True, you can't prevent everything.
     
  10. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Runs With Chickens Premium Member

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    Some of my hens poop as they lay the egg too. Usually the same ones.
     

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