weak yolk membrane

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by anniebethj, Aug 29, 2010.

  1. anniebethj

    anniebethj Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 21, 2008
    Plain City, UT
    When my girls first started laying, we had eggs with very strong membranes around the yolks. In fact, if I wanted scrambled eggs I had to grab the yolk and break it with my hands because they wouldn't smash with a fork. Well the last month or so they are very weak. I can't flip a fried egg without breaking the yolk. Is there something missing from their diet that causes this? They are fed layer pellets and oyster shell, plus table scraps now and then.
  2. rhondaa

    rhondaa Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 17, 2009
    North Tx
    I just read a post about that and no one knows either execpt that maybe it is the heat. The yolks of mine are very pale, I mean pale. I have been giving them some green stuff when i can find it. Still pale ????It has been very hot 104 to 105 for a month .

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