Yolks break when I open shell

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by fishbone033, Mar 26, 2015.

  1. fishbone033

    fishbone033 Out Of The Brooder

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    Why are my yolks breaking as soon as I open the egg my chicken are 9 months old and I feed them very well they get a vast assortment of feed ie. Hi omega, 44% protein supplement ,a poultry premix, oats ,scratch ,lcc ,wild bird seed,oyster shells , a organic wormer, crack corn , and layer base pellet and crumble??
     
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join the flock! How long have your girls been laying? Sometimes when they first start laying it can take a while for them to get there laying machines in full working order and start getting everything right. Drop the egg laying section of the forum for more help https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/18/chicken-behaviors-and-egglaying

    Wishing you the very best of luck and hope you enjoy BYC, I am sure you will everyone here to help and very friendly. Enjoy all the chicken chat :frow
     
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  3. fishbone033

    fishbone033 Out Of The Brooder

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    They have been laying for about 4 months it's very frustrating to open a egg that the yolk is already broken when one loves eggs over easy and thank you for the feedback I'm hoping to solve this problem
     
  4. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! Most of the egg quality charts list causes for a weak vitelline membrane as: age of eggs (older more likely to break), improper storage temperature (high), age of hens http://ufdc.ufl.edu//IR00004262/00001 ... (and indirect effect of poor shell quality and nicarbizin, a coccidia medication)
     
  5. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Stuck back in the 40s Premium Member

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    Hello [​IMG]and Welcome to BYC![​IMG]

    Glad to have you join! Feel free to make yourself at home!
     
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  6. fishbone033

    fishbone033 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you
     
  7. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Hello, and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]I'm glad you joined us.
     
  8. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.
     
  9. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Maybe it's too many addictives? Could you try feeding just good quality layer feed for awhile and see if things improve? Is one hen laying these or all of them having the same problem?
     

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