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I searched here on BYC and didn't find anything about this.

 

I had a hen (or three) laying under my shed; there were 13 eggs by the time I found them.  I washed them and put them in the fridge and am checking each one before I use it (by cracking it into a separate bowl).  Anyway, two of them so far have had the yolk sticking to the inside of the shells!!! :ep

 

What is that?

 

Why does it happen?

 

Is there any way that I can prevent it?

(I'm guessing the answer to this is not to leave them sit under the shed for two weeks. lol)

 

Are they safe to eat?

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Originally Posted by TeaChick View Post
 

I searched here on BYC and didn't find anything about this.

 

I had a hen (or three) laying under my shed; there were 13 eggs by the time I found them.  I washed them and put them in the fridge and am checking each one before I use it (by cracking it into a separate bowl).  Anyway, two of them so far have had the yolk sticking to the inside of the shells!!! :ep

 

What is that?

 

Why does it happen?

 

Is there any way that I can prevent it?

(I'm guessing the answer to this is not to leave them sit under the shed for two weeks. lol)

 

Are they safe to eat?


Maybe they just dehydrated?

Well it's, alright now,

I learned my lesson well. See ya,

can't please everyone, so ya,

gotta please yourself.

 

The factory of the future will have only two employees, a man and a dog. The man will be there to feed the dog. The dog will be there to keep the man from touching the equipment. ~Warren Bennis~
 

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Well it's, alright now,

I learned my lesson well. See ya,

can't please everyone, so ya,

gotta please yourself.

 

The factory of the future will have only two employees, a man and a dog. The man will be there to feed the dog. The dog will be there to keep the man from touching the equipment. ~Warren Bennis~
 

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When an eggs sits too long the yolk will migrate, that's why you are suppose to turn eggs before and during incubation, to keep the yolk centered. I personally wouldn't eat them, but there shouldn't technically be anything wrong with them except age unless it's been really warm.
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Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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Maybe they just dehydrated?

Maybe.  Thanks. =)

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Originally Posted by oldhenlikesdogs View Post

When an eggs sits too long the yolk will migrate, that's why you are suppose to turn eggs before and during incubation, to keep the yolk centered. I personally wouldn't eat them, but there shouldn't technically be anything wrong with them except age unless it's been really warm.

I see.  Thanks!!! =)

It hasn't been too warm, but no one laid under the shed today.  I'll check again tomorrow.  The eggs should be less than a month old, b/c ppl were working under the shed while we were building the new coop last month.  But we've had a few days that were a little on the warm side (for here).

 

Thanks so much for the info!! =)

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