What makes an egg yolk runny when you crack the egg?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by PixieCutLover, Aug 3, 2010.

  1. PixieCutLover

    PixieCutLover New Egg

    Aug 3, 2010
    every once in a while I get a yolk that is not round but just liquid and runs all over, what causes this?
  2. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

    Nov 18, 2007
    My Coop
    I googled what causes runny egg whites and yolks and found this thread. Lately my eggs have had runny whites and not very firm yolks. I have not changed anything. They still get the same feed and extra goodies from the gardens and kitchen as well as oyster shells and grit. It has been exceptionally hot, can the heat be a factor. I have been raising chickens for years but haven't had this problem. Any ideas???
  3. Uzuri

    Uzuri Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2009
    I've been getting some of this this summer as well and attributed it to the heat, and possibly the age (though they're really not that old) of my hens.

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