Fragile yolks and second broodiness

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by EatonsatCantas, Sep 1, 2009.

  1. EatonsatCantas

    EatonsatCantas Out Of The Brooder

    We have a hen who is laying an egg a day but the yolks break instantly when cracked open. Is there a deficiency in the diet perhaps? Is this something to worry about? Also, she hatched 6 chicks on the 4th July and today started sitting on 7 more eggs. How often will a hen hatch eggs?
     
  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Chicken Obsessed

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    I did not see anything in these two sites that directly addresses the weak yolk problem. Are the eggs getting very warm? It might help to gather more often and keep the eggs cooler. It also may be a genetic defect in the hen if her eggs have always been this way. And it is possible there may be a nutrient deficiency. I don't know. I'll admit I'm guessing.

    Egg Quality Handbook
    http://www.thepoultrysite.com/ourbooks/1/egg-quality-handbook/

    Egg Problems
    http://www.oznet.ksu.edu/library/lvstk2/ep127.pdf

    How often a hen goes broody depends on the hen. Some never do. Some go broody three times a year.
     

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