Yellow Slime on Egg

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by can't get enough chicken, Feb 10, 2011.

  1. can't get enough chicken

    can't get enough chicken Songster

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    When I went out to go collect the eggs there was yellow slime all over both eggs. The eggs were laid at least 4 hours ago. Is there anything to worry about? What is it?
     
  2. Pinky

    Pinky Songster

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    It sounds like there was a broken egg in there and it got on the other eggs.
     
  3. Jesseschickens

    Jesseschickens Songster

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    Most definatly a broken egg my hens do it alot the only time to worry is when a hen is sick!
     
  4. can't get enough chicken

    can't get enough chicken Songster

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    I have a small coop with 4 chickens and I checked everywhere and there was no broken egg.
     
  5. justmeandtheflock

    justmeandtheflock Overrun with ducklings :)

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    They would have eaten the egg once they saw what was inside.
     
  6. can't get enough chicken

    can't get enough chicken Songster

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    Shell and everything? No evidence besides on the other eggs.
     
  7. justmeandtheflock

    justmeandtheflock Overrun with ducklings :)

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    Yes, they eat the shell too. It has happened a few times here.
     
  8. can't get enough chicken

    can't get enough chicken Songster

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    But there was no other mess it would have been a little messy probably right?
     

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