yolks breaking easily

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Garin, May 11, 2010.

  1. Garin

    Garin Out Of The Brooder

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    I have noticed lately that the yolks on my eggs break easliy when they are cooking in the pan. I have also had a customer mention this as well. Has anybody ever had this issue?

    They are fed layer crumble , get kitchen scraps almost every morning, and now that the yard has greened up, my girls free range a few times a week.

    Any thoughts??
     
  2. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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  3. feathersnuggles

    feathersnuggles Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 4, 2009
    Seattle
    Check this out. Another person who had the same problem, who tried a few things before finding a solution.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?pid=2877873

    Personally, I have always had the opposite experience - our hens' yolks are very firm, almost to the point of being hard to scramble. We always given them organic feed, plus raw ACV in their water, and probiotics once or twice a week. They free-range for 6 hours a day, and they have access to oyster shell all the time.
     

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