egg with no yolk

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by pat3494, Oct 7, 2011.

  1. pat3494

    pat3494 Out Of The Brooder

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    I recently got a very small misshapen egg from one of my hens. It was about an inch and a half long and an inch wide. When I cracked it, it contained egg white but no yolk. Most of my hens are molting right now so I'm getting fewer eggs than before anyway. I thought it was interesting. I've gotten an egg with no shell on two occasions too. Sometimes things just go wrong. I have BOs and they lay nice large brown eggs most of the time. I give them layer feed and oyster shell free choice so I don't think there are any nutritional issues. This is the first time I got a yolk-less egg and I thought it would be informative to share the info.
     
  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Yep, they're called fart eggs. Just a glitch in the egg factory.
     

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