Egg white then egg yolk

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Chicken girl 15, Apr 27, 2016.

  1. Chicken girl 15

    Chicken girl 15 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 18 hens just over a year old. I get between 13 and 18 eggs a day, have been for many months. However for the last week I have been getting 1 egg white with no yolk and no shell. The next day it's 1 yolk no shell no white. Back and fourth. The get an all flock grower with oyster shell on the side. I have narrowed it down to 1 of 5 girls as I have 3 breeds all laying different shades of egg. What causes this strange egg factory mistake? Can I help her or do I just keep her happy and fed until she passes?
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict

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    Getting small eggs with no yolk can be common in new layers, but I don't know why they would have a yolk without the white or albumen. It could be some defect in a part of the oviduct. Hopefully, it won't last. TheChickenChick has a good article about common egg problems.
     
  3. Chicken girl 15

    Chicken girl 15 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you. Off to go see the chicken chick.
     

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