I am relatively new to the chicken thing. My chickens started laying last spring and I was amazed at the quality and taste of the eggs. This is my first winter with chickens and I have noticed that the whites are much thinner, runny even, and the yolks less sturdy, less orange, and less flavorful. I am assuming that the yolks are due to the fact that there are less free range greens (grass mostly) in winter, but I haven't found anything definitive on the whites issue. My local feed store lady says she doesn't understand why my whites are runny, so perhaps it's not a seasonal thing and there is some other issue. All my chickens are about 17 months old, they are free range, safe, secure and stress free, good feed, with frequent table scraps, their coop is clean and well maintained, they have access to fresh water, and they all look healthy and free of any disease. The eggs are still better than store bought, though not nearly as good as my summer eggs. Any thoughts, ideas?? Thanks.