Do you have any tips on keeping eggs cleaner when its muddy?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Holleran Farms, Jan 4, 2013.

  1. Holleran Farms

    Holleran Farms Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 23, 2012
    Its has been pretty wet and muddy in our runs due to the weather this time of year. It seems the hens carry in mud on their feet and when they get in the nest boxes, mud gets on the eggs. We do collect the eggs every day and have put some straw at the entrance to the coop. Any ideas for cutting down on the mud they track in? Thanks!
  2. TXchickmum

    TXchickmum Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 21, 2012
    North Texas
    We recently had some rain/snow which caused a very muddy run. We emptied a small bale of coastal hay into the run and raked it around. -no more muddy feet and mess!! -chickens love it!!
  3. farmerChef

    farmerChef Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 18, 2010
    Southern Georgia
    My Coop
    how bout a "wipe your feet" mat [​IMG] [​IMG]
    sorry, I know, [​IMG]just had to

    I have a problem with it too, I get some straw and toss it in the pen when its very muddy, if you can, try to collect the eggs more often so they get less dirty.
  4. Hokum Coco

    Hokum Coco Overrun With Chickens

    Dec 6, 2012
    New Brunswick,Canada
    Roll away nest boxes may help a bit.

    You may just have to hope for drier weather.

    Until then you are just going to have to experiment with the easiest way to clean your eggs.

    I use a green scouring pad and just water.
    Last edited: Jan 5, 2013

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