One of our d'Uccles is determined to hide her eggs. I just found her most recent hiding place, in the corner of the coop, directly ON THE NASTY FLOOR! She is our only hen that is laying right now, and she had 10 eggs hidden in that little feather covered nest. The dilemma... I want to keep these eggs since we're not getting any others, but her nest location was anything but desirable. Most of the eggs are clean but there are a few that have quite a bit of poo on them. When a nest box egg has a little poo on it I normally wash it and dry it just before I cook it. Would you keep eggs off the floor of the coop? If so, would you wash them before storing them or wait until you're about to use them?