My chicken just laid a YOLK???

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by sheeshshe, Oct 10, 2009.

  1. sheeshshe

    sheeshshe Chillin' With My Peeps

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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!
     
  2. happi752

    happi752 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes this can happen. Especially when they first start laying. I would not worry about it.
     
  3. k2chickens

    k2chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    give her a few more days to a week. she will give you normal eggs soon
     
  4. boxwoman

    boxwoman Out Of The Brooder

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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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  5. sheeshshe

    sheeshshe Chillin' With My Peeps

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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!
     
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  7. sheeshshe

    sheeshshe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    another yolk this morning.... hmmmmm

    I hope she figures it out!
     
  8. bwebb7

    bwebb7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does she have access to oyster shell?
     
  9. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    Is it covered with anything, or is it just like a yellow blob? Is she getting feed with calcium in it? What about a calcium supplement (oyster shell/limestone)?
     
  10. sheeshshe

    sheeshshe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    its jut a yellow blob.


    this is her second try at laying an egg, [​IMG]

    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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