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No yolks in seasoned layers eggs

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No Yolks in a seasoned layer
No Yolks in a seasoned layer
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This is Athusa, my 2 yr old Gold sexlink hen. She's been one of my most faithful layers until about 4-6 weeks ago, when she stopped laying. She wasn't acting quite herself. We haven't been able to identify mites or worms or anything else.

Three days ago, she started laying again...this was her first offering:

A little bit of yolky stuff in a much smaller than normal egg. The two that have followed have no yolks and are small.

I've seen threads about newbies and their "fairy eggs" but nothing about a veteran layer doing this. Can anyone advise me? I'm kinda at a loss here. I'm thrilled she's starting to lay again, but things aren't normal and I don't know what to do for her.

Thanks!
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Argh, my pics didn't post! Let me try again here:



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Welcome to BYC :frow I have seen eggs like that from my more experienced layers. The causes could be anything from stress to disease. Have you changed anything in or around the coop, had a predator attack, anything unusual happen?

 

In the meantime, here is some info on egg abnormalities that may help:

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/common-egg-quality-problems

 

“Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.” 

 

~ Shel Silverstein
 

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“Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.” 

 

~ Shel Silverstein
 

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Could be illness/infection...could just be the end of the line, sexlinks are high production birds, they often burnout around 2 years. 

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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