problem with eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by arsumaSue, Sep 14, 2011.

  1. arsumaSue

    arsumaSue New Egg

    Sep 8, 2011
    what would cause the egg to have a very fragile yolk so that it breaks every time you crack the shell to fry an egg? does the diet need something it is missing?
  2. HEChicken

    HEChicken Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 12, 2009
    BuCo, KS
    My Coop
    Fragile compared to what? A store-bought egg? A previous egg from the same chicken? An egg from a neighboring flock? Also, please tell us how you are cracking the eggs, which could make a difference. My 13YO DS could scramble an egg just by picking it up, I swear, whereas I have to break the egg into the pan and then stick something in the yolk just to mix it up.
  3. arsumaSue

    arsumaSue New Egg

    Sep 8, 2011
    All the chickens,8, Rh.Reds, hadn't thought to much about how we are cracking them but my friend who we share the eggs with is having the same thing. It's not a real big deal we were just thinking maybe they need somthing added to their diet. They get ch. feed, lots of scraps, grass clippings and are free range.
    tks again
  4. ajacskr

    ajacskr Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 29, 2010
    Talbott, TN
    How often do you collect the eggs.

    The best way is to collect them daily and wash them, then put then in the fridge as soon as possible.

    I have one Cuckoo Marans (she is about 1 year old) no matter what you try, she still has weak shells and weak yolks.
    All the others in the same pen get the same food and treats and are the same age and they have no problems.

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