Extra bloom, sticky or dirty eggs from one hen?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by BethieofVA, Jan 23, 2011.

  1. BethieofVA

    BethieofVA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a CM that I notice always lays a dirty egg. My nest boxes are super clean and all the other girls lay "clean" eggs. Dottie's are always covered in wood shavings and some poop! I have to scrub them pretty sternly under running hot water. What gives? I am thinking hers must be super sticky when laid and a little poop squeakes out, too? Anyone else?

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  2. Billyj

    Billyj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think that happens sometimes. I had four hens who always laid about the same time of day. 1 egg was always extra "sticky" from thebloom. I would always have to pick the shavings from the bedding off of the egg that got stuck as it dried. As far as the poop, that was not an issue. But I guess it is possible that some can slip out when the egg comes out.
     
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  3. K8tieCat

    K8tieCat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I also have one hen that lays slightly poopy eggs. If I catch it while it's not quite dry, I take a handful of wood shavings from the floor and "sand" off the dirty egg before taking into the house. This way I don't remove the bloom that came with the egg.
     
  4. BethieofVA

    BethieofVA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks!
     

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