Egg yolk on eggs - sign of internal laying?

austradork

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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?
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austradork

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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?​
 

Minniechickmama

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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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