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I just cracked an egg to use in baking and the albumen is green. No odor, my hens are all over a year old and there has been nothing unusual in their diet. All are healthy, and have not been wormed recently. Any idea why? Or what could have caused it? The yolk was intact; I broke it messing around with it. Should I bake a ham and serve actual green eggs and ham tonight?
Edited by Astrid - 10/22/15 at 8:12am
Keepin' it real for my peeps:  a dh, a dd(age 10) two Leonberger dogs, three haughty, self-absorbed cats and the REAL "peeps," four darling hens:  2 Buff Orpingtons and 2 Barred Plymoth Rocks.
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Keepin' it real for my peeps:  a dh, a dd(age 10) two Leonberger dogs, three haughty, self-absorbed cats and the REAL "peeps," four darling hens:  2 Buff Orpingtons and 2 Barred Plymoth Rocks.
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Anyone?
Keepin' it real for my peeps:  a dh, a dd(age 10) two Leonberger dogs, three haughty, self-absorbed cats and the REAL "peeps," four darling hens:  2 Buff Orpingtons and 2 Barred Plymoth Rocks.
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Keepin' it real for my peeps:  a dh, a dd(age 10) two Leonberger dogs, three haughty, self-absorbed cats and the REAL "peeps," four darling hens:  2 Buff Orpingtons and 2 Barred Plymoth Rocks.
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Looks like Dr. Seuss paid your hen house a visit! wink.png

No idea why though!
Keep your eyes on the road ... And, your head out of your apps!
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Keep your eyes on the road ... And, your head out of your apps!
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Wow! That's bizarre!
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Just the one egg?

 

Seems I read something about that somewhere...google.

 

Quick google found this:

 

Green Whites. Green whites of broken out shell eggs exhibit fluorescence
when observed with UV light. Shell eggs with green white may or may not have a sour
odor. This defect is caused mainly by Pseudomonas fluorescens"

Edited by aart - 10/23/15 at 5:34am

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Breeding Welsummers and Barnevelders.

 

Having an Icelandic in the coop is like having a 2 year old in the house - they are into everything and don't follow the rules.



Join us for the 7th Annual Easter Hatchalong!
http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1074649/the-7th-annual-byc-easter-hatch-a-long/0_50

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Breeding Welsummers and Barnevelders.

 

Having an Icelandic in the coop is like having a 2 year old in the house - they are into everything and don't follow the rules.



Join us for the 7th Annual Easter Hatchalong!
http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1074649/the-7th-annual-byc-easter-hatch-a-long/0_50

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Thanks for the info everyone!
Keepin' it real for my peeps:  a dh, a dd(age 10) two Leonberger dogs, three haughty, self-absorbed cats and the REAL "peeps," four darling hens:  2 Buff Orpingtons and 2 Barred Plymoth Rocks.
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Keepin' it real for my peeps:  a dh, a dd(age 10) two Leonberger dogs, three haughty, self-absorbed cats and the REAL "peeps," four darling hens:  2 Buff Orpingtons and 2 Barred Plymoth Rocks.
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😳..uh yeah thats weird...
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