I don’t own chickens. Yet.
One day I hope to own some, but for now I can buy yard eggs for $2 per dozen from a neighbor.
I have the benefits of healthier and tastier eggs without the work and expense (small as that could be) of keeping them.
However, I am a bit concerned by how dirty these eggs are. I realize, of course, that grocery eggs have been washed; but it was my understanding that if the laying box was kept clean, eggs this dirty would be pretty rare.
Also, eggs that I have received from kind friends have not been this dirty.
So, is this pretty normal, or should I be concerned?
Thanks for your help!
I wash mine before sharing them but you are correct that they are not often dirty like that. Every once in a while we will get one like that for no known reason but not usually. 🙂
Hopefully this was just a random dirty batch. Someone has suggested that it could’ve been because of rain. I understand that yard eggs will not be spotless like grocery store eggs, but this was a particularly dirty batch. Maybe it’s just a sign that I need to get my own chickens! 🙂
I have never purchased eggs from anyplace other than the grocery store. Very interesting. ……
Oh, they are much tastier! You should try some!
I will! Thanks food the tip.
It’s totally normal. Chickens make pigs look clean. Just scrub ’em, or crack them with your eyes shut and let the hot pan sterilize whatever falls into it. 😉
Hmm. I think I’m too “chicken” to try the latter option, haha. Washing time it is!