fragile egg yolks

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Granma in Costa Rica, Aug 6, 2009.

  1. Granma in Costa Rica

    Granma in Costa Rica In the Brooder

    Jun 22, 2009
    Cooking Question

    What causes fragile egg yolks? They break easily when you fry them. Not always just once in a while. Am I getting an old egg once in a while? Or is there one chicken with a fragile yolk condition?
  2. lelisabeth

    lelisabeth Songster

    Apr 20, 2009
    Elverson, Pennsylvania
    I'm bumping this because I'm having the same problem. I'm kind of new to the egg thing, Mine only started laying a few weeks ago, but one has weak yolks. I know they aren't old because it happens sometimes the same day I collect them. Do they need more protein maybe?
  3. Tweeza

    Tweeza Songster

    Aug 17, 2008
    New England
    Don't know if I have weak yolk but I have to be extremely careful when turning. I can only use one pancake turner the plastic ones break them every time. Maybe they're so fragile because they haven't had the time to toughen up in storage?

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