Runny Egg yolks

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Wyo Chick, Sep 7, 2011.

  1. Wyo Chick

    Wyo Chick Songster

    I have searched this subject on old topics and have not come up with an answer. Why would egg yolks be runny? The hens are less then a year old.
  2. myhubbycallsmechickeemama

    myhubbycallsmechickeemama Songster

    May 9, 2011
    Arco, ID
    As in runny do you mean when you break the egg open it runs out and doesn't stay in the yolk sack?
  3. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

    Feb 27, 2008
    Elizabethtown, NC
    Are they room temperature or refrigerated? How old are the eggs?

    Room temperature eggs and older eggs (older than week) tend to be more runny than fresher eggs. Plus, your hens are probably drinking a lot of water since it's still summer. The additional water content may also cause them to be a little on the runny side.

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