How to avoid dirty eggs

NZ Lifestyle Block - - Your Poultry -

It is im­por­tant that

nest­ing boxes are kept

clean so eggs stay clean. Never

let hens sleep in nest boxes at

night as most bird’s drop­pings

are passed at this time, and the

nests be­come caked with ma­nure. To pre­vent this

from hap­pen­ing ini­tially it may be

nec­es­sary to close off the nest

in the evenings be­fore hens come

in to roost, and then re­open

them when they are asleep.

Af­ter a week or two the birds will

have formed their own roost­ing

habits and won’t seek the

nests at night. Eggs should be

col­lected twice day to en­sure a

fresh­ness, cleaner eggs, and to min­imise

the op­por­tu­nity for

egg eat­ing.

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