Under Developed Egg

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by kosan, Oct 28, 2015.

  1. kosan

    kosan Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 11, 2014
    I have found a yellow yolk like substance in a nest box, Its the second time i have found it, its almost like the the yolks been separated from the whites and the shell and only the yolk is presence, My 16 hens are 27 weeks old and all laying accept four, is this a under developed egg?
  2. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    The egg may have been from a new layer, soft and thin shelled eggs are not uncommon in the first month or so of laying.........they are easily broken and often eaten in part or whole.

    I suspect that is what you are seeing.

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