OK, here's a question: how do people deal with eggs that have chicken poop on them? Just throw them out? I have a nest box that's big enough, and kept clean, and it's up off the floor. Nonetheless, about a third of the eggs have some bits of poop on them. Is there something wrong with the chickens? Is this just the way it goes, and I shouldn't worry about it? I'm reluctant to just wash them off, because I read that they won't stay fresh very long if you do that, and that you can actually push bit of poop into the pores of the eggshell and make a bad situation worse. So I end up throwing away a lot of eggs. I feed them organic layer pellets, and they get scratch once in a while. They have clean water and a pan of grit too. Any ideas?