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Odd Egg Texture

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For the last few months my chickens have been laying eggs where the white of the egg has a spongy texture. They taste like an egg but the texture is just off. It doenst matter if they are fried or hard boiled the texture is the same. Any thoughts?

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I had eggs like that once but they were from the store. how many chickens do you have and how often do you collect the eggs? also, what do you feed them? just asking because I have had eggs like that before and Im also curious as to what causes it

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post #3 of 8

Make sure all your chickens can access the waterers. If they are bullied, you might need to get additional waterers. Happened to me once and I believe it was that they were slightly dehydrated. JMO.

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I have 10 chickens... whites, reds, barbed rocks, and arachanas (SP?). They are fed a layer crumble, cracked corn (except when they get veggies), oyster shells and veggie scraps (corn cobs, potato peels, tomatoes, zuchini, squash.... whatever else we have on hand) I have one water dispencer that is filled twice a day (more if its hot).

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Originally Posted by kjkirk 

I have 10 chickens... whites, reds, barbed rocks, and arachanas (SP?). They are fed a layer crumble, cracked corn (except when they get veggies), oyster shells and veggie scraps (corn cobs, potato peels, tomatoes, zuchini, squash.... whatever else we have on hand) I have one water dispencer that is filled twice a day (more if its hot).


Well it sounds like you are fine. I always tell everyone if they aren't happy with their eggs try organic feed. But I have no clue if that would help you or not. Probably not.

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post #6 of 8

My understanding is they should not be fed potato peels, unless they are cooked...sounds like you are doing the right thing...I wouldn't give too much corn, its better in the winter, it keeps them warm...so I have heard. Maybe someone else can help more.

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Potato peels are few and far between, for the most part we eat them.

post #8 of 8

well. it sounds like you're doing everything right. I wonder what it could be....BTW I ate the eggs with the weird texture, I was fine afterwards but they're just not very appetizing.

Wheaten/Blue Wheaten Ameraucanas, Black and Blue Copper Marans, 1 EE, 1 white Silkie hen and 2 'milkie' chicks (marans x silkies), 1 Dominique hen. 2 female free range rabbits, 2 cats and 1 dog. Homesteader, organic gardener, and most importantly chicken fanatic!



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