EGG COVERED IN EGG YOKE?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by HAPPYCHICKENLADY17, May 19, 2019.

  1. HAPPYCHICKENLADY17

    HAPPYCHICKENLADY17 Songster

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    MY chicken just laid an egg covered in a yellow substance, looks like maybe an egg yoke...i looked for a shell thought the egg was cracked , but it was not....is that strange???
     
  2. RustyBucketFarmGirl

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    So i discovered that same thing the other day and another hen must have laid an egg in the same box, crushed it and they all ate most of it. But i ended up finding yolk on quite a few with seemingly no shell.

    At least that’s what happened here. Do you have more than one hen that uses that nest box?
     
  3. Hencraze24

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    don't be concerned, these things happen in hens first trying to lay eggs. Iv'e seen this before and we don't have any egg eaters.
     
  4. Hencraze24

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    IF this keeps happening, or other issues repeat as well, she may be sick.
     
  5. HAPPYCHICKENLADY17

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  6. HAPPYCHICKENLADY17

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    not many use that nesting box, they are newly built....i do not have any egg eaters this has never happened before, i dont know if there was an egg already there and another hen just laid the yoke on top of it....wish i could be there 24 /7 but i cant, so for now its a mystery
     
  7. RustyBucketFarmGirl

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    So i guess i should clarify. I don’t have egg eaters. But a few ladies have shells that are not as hard as the others. And when it’s in the nesting box for the day and they just get broken. And if they are broken they are free for the eating!

    When my girls first started laying we had some rubber egg issues, soft shells and all sorts of things as they were getting their systems ramped up for regular laying.

    I wouldn’t be too worried unless it started to happen daily.
     
  8. HAPPYCHICKENLADY17

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    MAYBE i wasnt clear as to what i found...i found a regular normal egg in the nesting box, it looked like it had been dipped in egg yoke....no shells around, no trace of any other egg
     
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  9. aart

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    It's possible that she passed a yolk after laying the shelled egg.
    Were you right there when this happened....or find it later?
    The bedding underneath was not wet?
     
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  10. Shadrach

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    As @aart writes, sometimes a hens reproductive system forms a new yolk before the last complete egg has been laid. As long as this isn't a regular occurrence it shouldn't be a problem. It's when they don't jettison the yolk that problems arise.
     

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