Just the yolk in box

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by cnj-tx50, Dec 30, 2009.

  1. cnj-tx50

    cnj-tx50 Songster

    Jun 19, 2009
    North of Dallas, TX
    I have 25 ladies and one gentleman that all are around 5-6 months. I now getting 12 to 18 eggs a day. The two slackers are a bit younger by about 3 weeks and are brahams. One little girl goes in and just sets on the top of the nesting boxes like she's roosting and the other just goes in and out. For the last four days I have been finding just the yolk in the nesting boxes. No white no shell. They are on Layena feed with free oyster shell. Could this be growing pains? Or could something else be going on? I don't think it's from any of the others as have no problems with any other eggs since day one. Any ideas?
  2. chuckzoo

    chuckzoo Songster

    Apr 20, 2009
    Tuscaloosa, Alabama
    I have no idea! One of my barred rocks layed a shelless egg on her first attempt. Then she got it right and now lays me beautiful brown eggs, even in the cold!
  3. GraceAK

    GraceAK Songster

    Nov 28, 2009
    Eagle River, AK
    It'll probably sort itself out.

    Ew. [​IMG]
  4. gsim

    gsim Songster

    Jun 18, 2009
    East Tennessee
    It will likely self correct. But be sure to prevent any other chooks from eating it. You could soon have a bunch of egg-eaters. If possible, might be best to isolate her. Not doing anything may result in what I said and them you will have a real problem. Only other solution after that happens, is a rework of all nests so that eggs roll thru a hole into a place that chooks cannot reach. [​IMG]

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