Eggs without a yolk from my little cochin

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by amberflea, Dec 13, 2010.

  1. amberflea

    amberflea Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I rescued a little white cochin hen from a guy who no longer wanted her... she started laying for me within 2 weeks of coming "home". But her eggs have no yolks! (the guy said she was 2 years old) She lays about every other day, or every 3 days...
    The pictures show 3 eggs with some blood spots or just a stringy white substance attached to a blood spot...
    Is this because she is getting older???
    The bowl has a moose on the bottom. For one of the eggs you need to look carefully at the moose head [​IMG]
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  2. minihorse927

    minihorse927 Whipper snapper Premium Member

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    The first thing that comes to mind is nutrition. Did the other person feed her properly? Give her all the nutrients she needed? I guess it could be age, but I have never had a chicken with some age do that before, they just slow down. I have a 5 year old banty cochin here and she only lays an egg a week but they are normal. I even hatched out a couple of them from her and my banty cochin roo and the chicks were healthy and as far as I know survived, I gave the chicks to the neighbor and I am pretty sure I see them running around sometimes.
     
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  3. ICanSpeakChicken

    ICanSpeakChicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Eggs without yolk are called "dwarf" or "wind" eggs. Such an egg is most often a pullet's first effort, produced before her laying mechanism is fully ready. In a mature hen, a wind egg is unlikely, but can occur if a bit of reproductive tissue breaks away, stimulating the egg producing glands to treat it like a yolk and wrap it in albumen, membranes and a shell as it travels through the egg tube. This has occurred if, instead of a yolk, the egg contains a small particle of grayish tissue.
     
  4. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Low in cholesterol too.

    Too bad you can't incubate the eggs.

    It's kind of like a seedless watermelon. How do you plant those?
     
  5. tallyho

    tallyho Chillin' With My Peeps

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    People would pay good money for yolkless eggs! Eggwhite omlets, boiled egg whites....[​IMG]

    Maybe she's on to something! A visionary chicken!
     
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  6. funnybirds

    funnybirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    funnybirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. daze333

    daze333 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    To me it looks like the yolks are there, just VERY, VERY pale. Which is a lack of nutrition. Give her good quality chicken feed, some vitamins in her water and some greens and they should brighten up in about 3-4 weeks. Good luck.
     
  9. amberflea

    amberflea Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I have been giving her good feed, greens when available. But I haven't given her vitamin water, what do you suggest for that? And is it OK as all my chickens would drink from it...

    I've also had her for more than 2 months now... and still no yokes... she seems healthy, and funny thing is, her being the smallest, she rules the roost!!
     
  10. ICanSpeakChicken

    ICanSpeakChicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Im sure that you are feeding her well and that the problem here is an abnormality in this chickens reproductive system (see my previous post in this thread)
     

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