Oh, you dirty, dirty girls.

If you’ve ever raised your own laying hens you already know that very young and very old hens tend to produce problematic eggs. Like, eggs with shells so thin they don’t survive the visits of subsequent hens to the nesting box. Broken eggs in a nesting box make a mess, and not just of the box. Any other eggs in the box will share the fun.

If, like me, you have a bunch of dumbass hens who refuse to acknowledge the presence of more than one nesting box, then before you can actually use the eggs you have to do things like this…


…which is no big deal, really, but sheesh. Chickens can be gross.

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5 Responses to Oh, you dirty, dirty girls.

  1. jabrwok says:

    As I understand it, eggs come out the same hole as poop, so I’d be surprised if they *weren’t* generally fairly nasty:-).

  2. Jean says:

    2 boxes sit empty while one box has 2 hens trying to cram in another box. Somewhere I saw eggs were called butt nuggets. Yep.
    Still would rather keep chickens than buy eggs at the store.

  3. Mike says:

    My neighbour has commented to me a time or two about this problem. His solution was to let his son take over the chicken chores. I asked him if his daughter also helped out. His answer was “Hell no! She would just make pert out of them and nothing would ever get done.” 🙂

  4. Mike says:

    Pet, not Pert… I hate spell check. …Sigh…

  5. Tennessee Budd says:

    When I was a boy, we bought flats of eggs from a local egg farm. First job upon arriving home was to scrub off the chicken shit.

To the stake with the heretic!