runny eggs

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by alewelch, Sep 1, 2009.

  1. alewelch

    alewelch New Egg

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    hello:

    we have 14 hens and 2 roosters. our hens are: comets rhode island reds and barred rock.
    recently, some of our eggs are runny= basically the yolk and the white are all the same and very watery.
    others are completely fine.
    any ideas why this might be happening?
     
  2. threehorses

    threehorses Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:The shells are fine? And these eggs, they have very little air cell? They're fresh?

    Is the yolk 'scrambled' into the white? Or are they just lacking structure, just watery?

    Can you tell us about the hens' diet?
     
  3. ScoobyRoo

    ScoobyRoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 21, 2008
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    Quote:[​IMG] from KS

    You will learn a lot here. However, you need to give more info for those that can help. Such as age of chicken, what do you feed them, do they free range, etc. etc.
    That will save time and help you get quicker answers.
    I myself don't know as I only have had chickens for over a year. I lurk and learn here.
    Again, welcome to the coop.
     
  4. the 412 chicks

    the 412 chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they may need more greens such as fresh cut grass
     
  5. alewelch

    alewelch New Egg

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    Hi:::

    the hens are out on the field all day and they also have chicken feed inside their coop.
    the shells are soft and thin so i will buy them oyster shells and scatter them all over.
    the hens are around 1 1/2 years old. is that too old?
    we also have some younger ones (9months) although i have no idea whi is laying the bad eggs.
    the yolk is very watery and sometimes scrambleded into the whites. they also seem to have a big red blood dot....

    thanks for your help!
     
  6. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

  7. alewelch

    alewelch New Egg

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    you are right. thank you. i will read these posts....
     

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