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Weak Egg Yolk Wall

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by cnjtnt, Nov 29, 2009.

  1. cnjtnt

    cnjtnt Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 17, 2009
    Federal Way, WA
    We recently got our hens already at laying age, so we have only had about a dozen and a half eggs in the past two weeks, but a couple of them have have the yolk wall break when we put them into a pan. Is there something they need more in their diet to prevent this? Is there any harm to eating them? I can see how this would be a problem if they were fertilized and we were breeding, but we are not.

  2. DawnSuiter

    DawnSuiter Chillin' With My Peeps

    I don't have any answers for you, as I don't think I understand the problem.
    But new layers take time to perfect laying the perfect egg...

    hopefully someone will come along that knows more than I do.

    Congrats and [​IMG]
  3. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    What are you feeding them?

    Good nutrition and a varied diet go in = Best eggs come out.
  4. Joyryder

    Joyryder Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 11, 2009
    Scandia, PA
    I had the same problem with 1 of my 23 hens. They are all new layers (within the past month). I think the overall diet must have been okay. So I increased the oyster shell and there has been improvement.
  5. shaggy

    shaggy Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 11, 2009
    Orange, Texas
    gigo = garbage in garbage out [​IMG]
  6. Tweeza

    Tweeza Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 17, 2008
    New England
    Quote:The problem is, it makes me want to cry when my yolk breaks in the pan [​IMG] The perfect egg is over easy, yolk intact and runny. yum yum. [​IMG]
  7. PandoraTaylor

    PandoraTaylor RT Poultry n Things

    Jun 29, 2009
    they will eventually get it together![​IMG]
  8. possumqueen

    possumqueen Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 17, 2009
    Monroe, North Carolina
    A friend of mine has recently been having this kind of problem, and I found the following website about it:

    http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ps020#TABLE_5 (there's an underline between TABLE and 5 that doesn't show up here)

    long story short, the possible causes of weak yolks listed at this site:

    age of hens

    age of eggs

    improper storage temperature

    indirect effect of poor shell quality

    nicarbizin (an anticoccidial drug)
    Last edited: Nov 30, 2009
  9. cnjtnt

    cnjtnt Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 17, 2009
    Federal Way, WA
    They are about a year and a half old. We feed them layer pellets and give them access to oyster shells.

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