One quick question

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ingv8700, Oct 20, 2008.

  1. ingv8700

    ingv8700 Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 18, 2008
    Pequot Lakes, MN
    Ok So as I posted in before on another topic, We had two eggs in the nesting boxes, but here is the deal they were really clean, like almost to clean for just being laid. SO i am wondering if that is a normal thing that they are really clean. so here is my question when the hen lays the eggs are they clean or do they have have stuff on them. I know that this is an odd question but I am just wondering because the chickens are only about 15 or 16 weeks old and the eggs should be small right?? if they are then I know that someone wanted to be funny and put larger eggs in the laying boxes. I hope you can help

  2. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

    Nov 18, 2007
    My Coop
    As long as they don't sleep and poop in the nest boxes the eggs should be clean. Usually the eggs are smaller when they first start laying but you may get some double yokers too. Usually not long after they start laying you may get some rather large eggs that are double yokers but after they have been laying awhile the doubles slack off. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    I just came in from collecting eggs. I got 7 absolutely clean eggs from one box and a slightly dirty one from another. Sometimes the hen poops as she's getting out of the box.
    Really clean eggs is what your aiming for.
  4. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Mine are 97% clean. Only once in a while is there a small smear on one. I have orderly and neat chickens. Stepford chickens.

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