what happened here?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by prissyhen, Dec 29, 2014.

  1. prissyhen

    prissyhen New Egg

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    [​IMG] this is all one piece. We found it today, couldnt figure out why the yolk is separated from the rest but still attached in its own membrane. There was absolutely no shell, just wondering if anyone has seen anything similar in their own chickens. I have never seen an egg laid where the yolk and whites came out separated.
     
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  2. Johnn

    Johnn Overrun With Chickens

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    It's not uncommon to get eggs with no shell. Do they have a pot of oystershells to eat for the extra calcium? Not sure why the yolk is separated, probably because the egg isn't formed properly.
     
  3. prissyhen

    prissyhen New Egg

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    We have oyster shell out there, we have about thirty hens and this only happens every few days, so it has to be only one hen doing it, we cant figure which one as they free range and all lay in the same hen house. I thought that was extremely strange though.
     
  4. Johnn

    Johnn Overrun With Chickens

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    May be a good idea to give some vitamin powder in the water as Calcium needs Vitamin D to be absorbed, so a deficiency in VD can lead to one in Calcium
     

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