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cloudy egg white whats with this?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by snowflake, Sep 15, 2010.

  1. snowflake

    snowflake Crowing

    Aug 21, 2009
    Belding Michigan
    My young pearl white legghorns are laying nice eggs but the whites are cloudy. they are fresh I collect them every day and thees were from yesterday. I have 2 leg horns and got 2 eggs, one from each yesterday, cracked them both today and they are cloudy? they free range with other hens and roos, get Flock raiser free choice, oyster shell and small amount of boss and scratch,tomatoes,mellon,ect. as treats on occasion. they are from Mc murry's this springs hatch,
    Last edited: Sep 15, 2010

  2. sheaviance1

    sheaviance1 Songster

    Apr 7, 2010
    I didn't know so I googled it. This is what I found "Note the color of the egg white. The cloudy appearance of an egg white actually indicates freshness, due to its higher carbon dioxide content. As the egg ages, the carbon dioxide escapes and the egg white becomes more transparent."
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    Quote:That's the basis of it. Cloudy whites indicate a very fresh egg.
  4. woodmort

    woodmort Songster

    Jul 6, 2010
    Oxford NY
    You're just not used to seeing a fresh egg. Enjoy it.
  5. snowflake

    snowflake Crowing

    Aug 21, 2009
    Belding Michigan
    OK so how come my brown and green eggs also just as fresh are clear? I only get that with my 2 white egg layers? [​IMG]
  6. patvetzal

    patvetzal Songster

    Aug 12, 2008
    Bancroft, Ontario
    Thats what I would like to know as well. Had hens for over ten years now, mostly RIR's and leghorns. At least one of the two leghorns I have now are giving cloudy eggs and yet we often fry brown eggs that are still warm from the nest.....

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