egg coated in yolk

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by becstalls, Feb 25, 2011.

  1. becstalls

    becstalls Out Of The Brooder

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    I know i've seen this posted on here somewhere before, but I've been unable to find it in a search. I have a hen (not sure which one) that's been laying an egg that appears to be coated with yolk. It's a thin dry layer by the time I get to it, but it's been happening for about a week now. They all appear to be healthy, I haven't noticed an unusual behavior. Just some chapped combs from the cold. My hens just picked up the pace of laying again about two weeks ago, so I don't know if it could be just about getting back into the swing of things or not. Thanks!
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    The only times this has happened to me, the yolk was from another egg which they ate, probably because it got stepped on and broken. I occasionally find an unbroken soft shelled egg so I assume they break them by accident only.
     

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