Cloudy leghorn eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by patvetzal, Aug 31, 2016.

  1. patvetzal

    patvetzal Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 12, 2008
    Bancroft, Ontario
    We have two leghorns and seven more "red" birds as well. They all get the same feed and care, penned up until the tomatoes are gone then free range till the snow gets too deep.
    The birds are all donations (three groups) and only three were debeaked so I assume the rest are farm bred.
    Each day we get about five eggs from 9 birds with one being white, the rest brown. Some days we might get two white ones, or none, so they are both laying age. When we break them into the pan we notice that the whites of the leghorn eggs tend to be cloudy, but the brown eggs are clear. Can't see it being diet or age of the eggs...
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Chicken tender Premium Member

    Jul 16, 2015
    central Wisconsin
    Cloudy eggs whites are said to be a sign of carbon dioxide and indicate freshness. That being said I have hens that have cloudy and hens that have clear egg whites so it also seems to be an individual thing. It's nothing to worry about.

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