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yolk sticking to shell

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by TeaChick, Feb 25, 2016.

  1. TeaChick

    TeaChick Overrun With Chickens

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    I searched here on BYC and didn't find anything about this.

    I had a hen (or three) laying under my shed; there were 13 eggs by the time I found them. I washed them and put them in the fridge and am checking each one before I use it (by cracking it into a separate bowl). Anyway, two of them so far have had the yolk sticking to the inside of the shells!!! [​IMG]

    What is that?

    Why does it happen?

    Is there any way that I can prevent it?
    (I'm guessing the answer to this is not to leave them sit under the shed for two weeks. lol)

    Are they safe to eat?
     
  2. BBQJOE

    BBQJOE Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe they just dehydrated?
     
  3. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Runs With Chickens Premium Member

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    When an eggs sits too long the yolk will migrate, that's why you are suppose to turn eggs before and during incubation, to keep the yolk centered. I personally wouldn't eat them, but there shouldn't technically be anything wrong with them except age unless it's been really warm.
     
  4. TeaChick

    TeaChick Overrun With Chickens

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    Maybe. Thanks. =)
     
  5. TeaChick

    TeaChick Overrun With Chickens

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    I see. Thanks!!! =)
    It hasn't been too warm, but no one laid under the shed today. I'll check again tomorrow. The eggs should be less than a month old, b/c ppl were working under the shed while we were building the new coop last month. But we've had a few days that were a little on the warm side (for here).

    Thanks so much for the info!! =)
     
  6. Mrs HenCluck

    Mrs HenCluck New Egg

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    I am having the same problem with the yolk sticking inside the shell. My eggs are collected several times a day and put right in the fridge, the eggs in question were no older than a week.
     
  7. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Runs With Chickens Premium Member

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    Are you eating them or trying to incubate them. I'm sorry I am misunderstanding what you might be asking. Welcome to Backyard chickens. Hopefully I can help you.
     
  8. Mrs HenCluck

    Mrs HenCluck New Egg

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    Eating them
     
  9. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Runs With Chickens Premium Member

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    Okay are they sticking when you crack them open, or I'm guessing maybe hard boiled eggs?
     
  10. Mrs HenCluck

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    Yes they are sticking when I crack them open to cook
     

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