They started laying, Please help.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by emsdial911, Dec 23, 2010.

  1. Now I need to know how to take care of the really dirty eggs that I get every once in a while.

  2. HEChicken

    HEChicken Crowing 8 Years

    Aug 12, 2009
    BuCo, KS
    My Coop
    Are your roosts above your nest boxes? Chickens will only rarely poop in the nest box when it is used solely as a nest box. Poop ends up in it if they are using it to sleep in, hang out in (because they have nowhere else to hang out) or if the roosts are located above the nest boxes. Without knowing more information about your set up it is impossible to guess why the eggs might be dirty.
  3. greyhorsewoman

    greyhorsewoman Songster

    Mar 3, 2008
    Endless Mts, NE PA
    You can wash the dirty eggs in warm water and eat them. Not a problem.

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