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Chicken Owners, is this normal?

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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.

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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!