Egg yolk white??? Help!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by audy5000g, Jul 24, 2016.

  1. audy5000g

    audy5000g Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could someone advise me please. All my chickens are starting to leave white yolks instead of dark yellow yolks. Does anyone know why this would be the case?

    I don't think we've change their feed. They get grass and they get vegetables once in a while. And tons of Meggots. Lol
     
  2. CluckerCottage

    CluckerCottage Chillin' With My Peeps

    Well, yolk color is an excellent indicator of the hen's diet.
    If they eat more natural pigments, it affects and changes the yolk's color.
    My girls have free run of a fenced in acre and they give eggs w/ dark orange yolks.
    They are great foragers and eat lots of grasshoppers, grubs, vegetation, earthworms, etc.
    They also get fresh fruits and veggies from our garden.

    Something must have changed in their diet if this is suddenly occurring.
    Do you notice any changes in your birds' behavior?
     
  3. audy5000g

    audy5000g Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So confused cause nothing has changed in what we do.
     
  4. CluckerCottage

    CluckerCottage Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have been really searching for answers for you and the only thing that's come up regarding white yolks (besides diet) is an" infestation of cappilaria worms and certain diseases".
    Credit thread by member sumi: https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/common-egg-quality-problems
    Good luck, hope you can figure this out.
     
  5. audy5000g

    audy5000g Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks so much. I'll check into the worms. Cause it's not all our eggs. Just some.
     
  6. audy5000g

    audy5000g Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How do I go about fixing this if it's worms?
     

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