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cloudy egg whites

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by emmyb58, Mar 19, 2012.

  1. emmyb58

    emmyb58 Out Of The Brooder

    May 30, 2011
    Silverton Oregon
    I am just wondering if anyone knows why sometimes the egg white is cloudy and sometimes it is clear? I am fairly new to all of this so I would appreciate the feedback. Hens are about 1 year old. thanks
  2. lvalley

    lvalley New Egg

    I would not be too concerned about this.

    Very fresh eggs contain carbon dioxide gas in the white which gives it a slightly cloudy look. As the egg gets older this gas dissipates and the white turns clear. This info is taken from the Storey's Guide to Raising Chickens which is a great book.

    Basically you have very fresh eggs!

    There may be some diseases / nutrition imbalances that cause egg white problems but I think the above is the most likely explanation.

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