egg coated in yolk

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

  1. becstalls

    becstalls Out Of The Brooder

    May 22, 2010
    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 Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    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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