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Cleaning Eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Highrooster, Apr 1, 2009.

  1. Highrooster

    Highrooster Out Of The Brooder

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    It is getting very annoying, cleaning dirty eggs that is. We soak ours in water and then scrub them down, does anyone have any other ways?

    Thanks,
     
    Last edited: Apr 3, 2009
  2. ChandlersChickens

    ChandlersChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Most of mine didn't need washed unless they were poopy. Is that the problem?
     
  3. cristy17

    cristy17 Chillin' With My Peeps

    how do you get them to be still that long??
    [​IMG][​IMG]:lau:lau
     
  4. ChandlersChickens

    ChandlersChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I've had a poopy hen before....I just hosed her down in the shower. [​IMG]
     
  5. Highrooster

    Highrooster Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes, we sell ours so we want them to be clean
     
  6. lovemychickies

    lovemychickies Out Of The Brooder

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    I change out my nesting material often and rarely have a poopy egg.
     
  7. eggchel

    eggchel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Are any of your chickens sleeping in the nest boxes?
    That is usually how most of the poop gets in there.
     
  8. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Overrun With Chickens

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    If you can figure out why you are getting dirty eggs, then you can do things to fix it. Preventing the eggs from getting dirty is much easier than finding better ways to clean them.

    Are they roosting in the nest boxes? If they do, then the nest box gets poopy. Is the nest box clean?

    Do they have dirty feet that are making the eggs dirty? Sometimes the run is muddy or the litter in the coop is dirty. They walk through that and smear it on the eggs in the nest.

    Are the feathers around their vents dirty? That can cause a problem.

    If you can give us more information on what's causing the problem, we can give you ideas on how to correct it.
     
  9. Highrooster

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    They dont sleep in the Nesting Boxes. Their feathers arnt dirty. They do have muddy feet, but i have watched, when i replace the bedding they fly up there and start looking for stuff to eat.
     
  10. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Overrun With Chickens

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    Do you mean you're replacing the nest box bedding and they're searching through it? Then they poop in the nest box, as they're looking for food? If so, maybe you can switch to a different nest box bedding that isn't as attractive. What are you using?

    For the muddy feet, if you can put some sand down in the run, it really helps. Even doing the end by the door will help a little. Or maybe tarping the run or part of the run, by the door. We've done both and it helped a lot. It sounds like foraging in the nest boxes is the main problem, though.
     

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