Duck pooped egg yolk out

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Fairywoodducks, Jun 25, 2019.

  1. Fairywoodducks

    Fairywoodducks Songster

    54
    113
    106
    Jul 14, 2018
    Pennsylvania
    So I've attached a few photos of what appears to egg white and yolk. No shells. I have 3 girls that could be the culprits but I cant figure put which on because they are all acting 100% normal. They all laid eggs this morning with very hard shells. They have plenty of calcium in their diet, no food changes, and all of them are in good spirits. It happened twice within maybe 15 min. I'm currently watching them for any signs of stress and checking poops.
     

    Attached Files:

    Miss Lydia and CLovesDucks like this.
  2. Duckworth

    Duckworth Songster

    592
    1,489
    222
    May 15, 2017
    U.S. Prairie
  3. CLovesDucks

    CLovesDucks Smitten with Ducks

    243
    826
    162
    Dec 25, 2018
    Wake Forest, NC
    Hope your duck(s) are okay!
     
  4. chickens really

    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    That can happen because they released yolks one got shelled but the other one didn't. Hopefully the egg machine settles down soon.
     
    Fairywoodducks and Duckworth like this.
  5. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    @Fairywoodducks How old are your girls and are they just beginning to lay?
     
  6. Kawkawkaye

    Kawkawkaye In the Brooder

    15
    15
    36
    Nov 23, 2017
    That’s happened to one of our hens before. Found egg yolks where she roosts, and then she dumped some more in her nesting box. We kept a keen eye on her, and luckily nothing came of it.
    After some research, I learnt that:
    - Sometimes eggs can form without shells. So they just pop on out. Harmless and doesn’t usually indicated an issue.
    - Sometimes the chook/duck might suffer an injury that shatters the egg in her abdomen. She should be able to actually degrade the egg shells without much trouble, but there’s the chance that a piece might cut her. In which case, you’re best to take her to the vet asap.

    So keep a good eye on all your girls for abnormal behaviour– but it’s most likely to be completely harmless.
     
  7. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    I have seen it too but like you say always good to keep an eye on it especially if it happens more than once in a day. Too easy for infection to set in if they don't expel it all.
     
  8. Fairywoodducks

    Fairywoodducks Songster

    54
    113
    106
    Jul 14, 2018
    Pennsylvania
    Thanks all! All girls laid healthy eggs this morning once again. I was never able to figure out which girl it was, and everyone seems to be doing great. They range from 8 months to a year and theyve been laying fofor about 3 or 4months. Hoping it's just a one off, because I seriously cannot tell who did it. They are all eating, drinking, and being themselves.
     
  9. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    Makes all the difference if they are still themselves. Hopefully just a fluke.
     
    DuckyDonna likes this.
  10. DuckyDonna

    DuckyDonna Free Ranging

    1,950
    6,643
    516
    Aug 26, 2018
    Dallas, Georgia
    I have had that a few times, not the mess you had, but still, no shells and my girls are ok. The first time it happened it was just like someone cracked an egg in a frying pan. The egg was just laying on the ground shelless. I hadn't found BYC yet so I panicked and emailed Metzers who told me it was ok and it is pretty common. They told me to give oyster shells.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: