Can roos break eggs before they're laid?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by cheraboo, Jun 15, 2009.

  1. cheraboo

    cheraboo Songster

    414
    1
    131
    Aug 24, 2008
    Michigan
    I'm guessing yes - especially in our case as we have a LF roo going after our banty silkies and hamburgs. Ana brought Boggart to me, showed me her vent and asked if she was ok. It looked like an egg yolk dripping from her vent; no sign of an egg shell. Boggart is acting fine ... seems normal to me. Ana gave her a bath and cleaned her up. Is there anything we should watch for?
     
  2. jemagsy

    jemagsy Songster

    144
    1
    133
    Mar 8, 2008
    Georgia
    They sometimes lay shell-less eggs, perhaps this is what you saw? I suppose the roos could break the eggs though, I just have never thought about it.
     
  3. jhm47

    jhm47 Songster

    575
    7
    141
    Sep 7, 2008
    VERY doubtful that a rooster could break an egg inside of a hen.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: