If you are new to keeping chickens for eggs, you are probably still trying to figure out the best way to clean your eggs. The first thing to do is make sure they have a clean laying area. What we have found works best for laying material is pine shavings, it seems to almost work like cat litter, it attracts the moisture and keeps the chicken poo covered up, its cozy for the hens too:) If you notice any chicky poo being tracked in try to clean it as soon as you can, this helps keep your eggs clean..
Eggs come out perfectly clean, its amazing how the Lord made everything PERFECT! Its important to know a few things about cleaning your eggs to keep them fresher, longer. First of all eggs have a natural antibacterial coating on them called the Bloom. This amazing coating protects the egg from any bacteria getting to the inside. If the eggs are washed the bloom can be washed off, then your eggs are at risk!