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

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    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

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    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

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    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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