My chicken just laid a YOLK???

sheeshshe

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OK... I have one hen laying and another that has been looking ready... There was an egg in the nest this morning from my laying hen.. AND a yolk in the run. A HUGE yolk. just a yolk.?

is everything OK? there is no remnants of anything besides the yolk. Do I need to be worried about pieces of an egg stuck in her body? do I need to be worried about infection? can a chicken just lay a yolk and not anything else? I know I've read about a partially formed shell or membrane. but this was just the yolk.

help please!
 

boxwoman

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I had the opposite yesterday -- just egg white or clear slime. Today she layed a nicely formed eggi with a good shell that was covered with what looked like egg white. Is that normal? Pretty gross to pick up!
 
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sheeshshe

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this is so interesting!

I'm over here laughing at her though because I can just picture her being embarrassed like, OH Gosh! What just happened? Oh no! My yolk!!! oh dear! LOL!
 

teach1rusl

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sheeshshe

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its jut a yellow blob.


this is her second try at laying an egg,
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the other hen has laid 8 so far and hers are all perfect.

They are on layer pellets... I haven't introduced oyster shell yet since they jsut started laying and the first hens eggs are perfect, I figured they're getting enough so far. But this hen isn't figuring it out... she dropped this one from the roost this time!
 

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