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Yellowing in nesting box

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by soccerbabiesmama, Aug 8, 2011.

  1. soccerbabiesmama

    soccerbabiesmama In the Brooder

    Sep 22, 2010
    We have a 1 year old Australorp and 2 5 month Copper Marans. The Marans have recently started to use the nesting box (not to lay, I guess they are just practicing) and we have noticed the the wood chips are starting to yellow. It's as if someone sprayed yellow food coloring in the little bowl of chips that they make when they lay. Any ideas?

  2. janinepeters

    janinepeters Songster

    Jun 9, 2009
    Are the chips stained yellow from the yoke of a broken egg?
    Last edited: Aug 8, 2011
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  4. patman75

    patman75 Songster

    Quote:That would be my guess. Happens if an egg breaks or soft shell and my chickens eat it.
  5. duckinnut

    duckinnut Songster

    Jul 18, 2010
    Marshfield, Ma.
    I would bet on a broken,soft or shell-less egg

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