Help....Laying yoke only?????

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by buchette, Sep 20, 2010.

  1. buchette

    buchette New Egg

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    My RIR hen is having some trouble. For the past week she has only laid one good egg and laid several yokes and once it had a black substance with it. I am totally new to this chicken experience and don't know what to do for her. Her bottom is coated in a dried yoke mess. Please help. Thanks!


    Shannon
     
  2. dulcimer lady

    dulcimer lady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know they need calcium to create hard, healthy shells. Hopefully someone who has had this problem can offer more advice...
     
  3. buchette

    buchette New Egg

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    They are getting layer pellets and oyster shell free choice. She doesn't come running when I bring in treats like the others do either.
     
  4. NHchicks

    NHchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Did she just start laying? Because when my RIRs and NHs just started laying last year, there were all kinds of freaky experimental looking things - eggs with no shell, or paper thing eggs, several double yolkers (loved those). But now that they're seasoned layers, none of that happens anymore. If she's new, I would chalk it up to her body just adjusting to the whole laying thing.
     

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