Weak Egg Yolk Wall

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

  1. cnjtnt

    cnjtnt Out Of The Brooder

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    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.

    Thanks.
     
  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

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    What are you feeding them?

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

    Joyryder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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

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    gigo = garbage in garbage out [​IMG]
     
  6. Tweeza

    Tweeza Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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

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    they will eventually get it together![​IMG]
     
  8. possumqueen

    possumqueen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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

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    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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