"Wrinkled" yolks

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Chris623, Jun 22, 2010.

  1. Chris623

    Chris623 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I broke open some eggs for breakfast today and the yolks were wrinkled, or sort of saggy. What causes that?
     
  2. Chris623

    Chris623 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Surely some of you with years of experience with chickens can help me with this one.
     
  3. nelgkel

    nelgkel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hmmm [​IMG] interesting.... hope someone has an answer

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  4. wildorchid053

    wildorchid053 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i wonder if the shells are thin and the moisture is evaporating.. i get them now and again
     
  5. Chris623

    Chris623 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The shells aren't as hard as they were when they first started laying................but I've heard that is to be expected. However, the easiest way to break them is to strike them with the back edge of a table knife..................so I wouldn't call them "thin".
     
  6. danischi24

    danischi24 Loves naked pets

    Aug 17, 2008
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    These kind of things happen with chickens, who knows why? As long as it doesn't continue for more than a week or 2, it's just a glitch in their systems, it happens.
     
  7. Chris623

    Chris623 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's what I sort of figured but........................it was 5 out of 5 eggs! [​IMG]
     
  8. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    It sounds like eggs that weren't very fresh. As eggs age they lose moisture & the proteins start to break down.
    A fresh egg is high & firm, an older egg will flatten out & spread across the pan. A very old egg will have a wrinkled yolk.
     
  9. feathersnuggles

    feathersnuggles Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 4, 2009
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    I don't really know why, but have noticed any wrinkled yolks are always from refrigerated eggs, and not eggs kept on our countertop. Perhaps yours are refrigerated, too?
     
  10. Chris623

    Chris623 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The eggs were less than 3 days old....................and yes, they were refrigerated.
     

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