First eggs... what is this?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ChickenChick128, Jul 22, 2016.

  1. ChickenChick128

    ChickenChick128 New Egg

    Jul 22, 2016
    Pleasant Valley
    Came out to our first 2 eggs from 6 hens this morning... one was covered in yellow yuck while the other was clean. Both had been picked at too.[​IMG]
  2. chickcrack

    chickcrack Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 27, 2016
    Ontario, Canada
    Hens systems often need to work out the kinks when they first start laying. She may have released another yolk that shot thru and covered your egg in gunk. Just keep an eye but they should work it out. As for pecking it's a curiosity thing. Place golf balls or fake eggs in each nesting box so they can peck at them and become bored when nothing happens. Ideally do that before they start laying on their own. Good luck
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    Are these new layers?
    Yellow gunk is yolk from another maybe soft/thin shelled egg.
    Shells appear to be thin and will be broken(and eaten) when pecked for curiosity.

    What and how exactly are you feeding?
    Last edited: Jul 23, 2016
  4. ChickenChick128

    ChickenChick128 New Egg

    Jul 22, 2016
    Pleasant Valley
    Yes, they're just starting to lay. Eggs though pecked, we're intact. No other eggs or she'll anywhere, doubtful one was eaten. Shell was a little thin, but still tough upon breaking it open. They have layer available at all times and are free range.

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