Egg yolk on eggs - sign of internal laying?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by austradork, Mar 5, 2011.

  1. austradork

    austradork In the Brooder

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    I'm kind of stressing here. This evening I noticed a bit of dried yolk stuck on the outside of an egg. Does this mean somebody is an "internal layer" or whatever? [​IMG]
     
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  2. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    No, it probably means one of your hens is eating eggs.
     
  3. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

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    pips&peeps :

    No, it probably means one of your hens is eating eggs.

    I agree.​
     
  4. Chicken.Lytle

    Chicken.Lytle Songster

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    In my case, I found egg yolk on the ceramic bait egg due to an egg-eating hen.
     
  5. austradork

    austradork In the Brooder

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    pips&peeps :

    No, it probably means one of your hens is eating eggs.

    I didn't see any broken shells or anything. Is it possible that a hen has been eating eggs, shells and all?​
     
  6. DAS

    DAS Chirping

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    Yes, they will eat the shells as well.
     
  7. Minniechickmama

    Minniechickmama Senora Pollo Loco

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    I don't think that this instantly means a hen is intentionally eating eggs. What I mean by that is that if an egg happens to get broken, or say is a soft shelled eggs and it happens to break to where the chickens see it, they will eat it. I don't call them egg eaters because if I drop one and they see it they will all come and gobble it up. So, I think it is possible that this COULD be the case. But, yes, it could be that you have an egg eater - one that intentionally goes after eggs just to eat them.
     

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