problem yolks

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by chix, May 13, 2007.

  1. chix

    chix In the Brooder

    Mar 12, 2007
    lately my hens lay eggs with yolks that break very easily and they are kind of flatish (compared to normal). i am not doing anything differnt. they have a healthy well balanced diet including egg layer, cracked corn, calcium and lots of fruits and veggies. does anyone know what is cauing these weak yolks? i'm worried.
  2. chrissieg

    chrissieg Songster

    How old are they? If they're past their prime it could be just one of those things!
  3. chix

    chix In the Brooder

    Mar 12, 2007
    Quote:they are just a year old. what do you think? i thought they are supposed to be at their prime for two years and then quality goes down?
  4. keljonma

    keljonma Songster

    Feb 12, 2007
    8A East Texas
    If you're feeding too many treats (veggies, fruits, corn) you could be lowering their protein level too much. Try cutting back on treats for a while and see if that helps. Also make sure they have plenty of fresh water available at all times.
  5. chrissieg

    chrissieg Songster

    apologies, all my chickens are past their 'best before date' as they are rescued ex-farm chickens! [​IMG]
  6. Newchickenmom&kids

    Newchickenmom&kids Songster

    Apr 11, 2007
  7. V Chic Chick

    V Chic Chick Songster

    Jan 11, 2007
    Bristol, England
    Quote:Battery Hen Welfare Trust? Brilliant people [​IMG]
  8. chrissieg

    chrissieg Songster

    Battery Hen Welfare Trust? Brilliant people

    Not quite althought they are just a couple of miles from me! Mine are from a 'free range' farm with 2000 odd birds per shed!​

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