Yolk outside of egg

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by RookieFlock, Jun 26, 2016.

  1. RookieFlock

    RookieFlock Out Of The Brooder

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    One of our chickens laid the first egg of our first flock this morning! [​IMG]
    We noticed something that we hadn't expected when we found the egg. It was surrounded by a yolk-y looking liquid. At first we thought the chickens had smashed the egg, but when we pulled it out the egg looked fully intact and perfectly normal. We haven't cracked it yet, so not sure what the inside looks like. I searched to see if this was a common thing for first time layers but couldn't really find anything. Anyone else experience this?
     
  2. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener True BYC Addict

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    What you're seeing: The chicken had 2 eggs in her oviduct. One completed the process and got a good shell. The other one traveled too fast and did not get any shell, may not have even gotten any membrane. Both eggs were expelled at the same time. Sometimes it takes a new layer a bit of time to get the conveyor belt tuned up and running at the right speed.
     
  3. RookieFlock

    RookieFlock Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the insight! That makes sense. Guess we'll see if the same thing happens with the rest of the flock once they all start laying.
     

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