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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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

    Jesseschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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

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