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EXTRA thick yolk... why?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mbpeik, Jan 15, 2011.

  1. mbpeik

    mbpeik New Egg

    Jul 21, 2010
    Hello all!

    I have a chicken-- not sure which one actually, I have four-- that is laying a perfect egg, no weirdness by the look of it-- but the only thing odd is that it's super thick in the yolk part. The white is fine, but the yolk is very dense and thick. I went to make scrambled eggs with a couple other eggs and the yolk in question would not scramble.

    any ideas why?

    thanks so much
  2. coloradochick

    coloradochick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 19, 2007
    Brighton, CO
    I've had these too. Not sure why, maybe someone else does. And [​IMG]
  3. johny

    johny Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 22, 2010
    I'd like to say hydration but if they are laying good looking eggs, hydration is probably OK. But, just to be sure, you do provide water 24hours per day, right?

    Are you feeding anything that is not commercial layer crumbles?
    Perhaps there is some sort of high protein/exotic treats food that is resulting in gummy yolks.
  4. mbpeik

    mbpeik New Egg

    Jul 21, 2010

    Yes water all the time. Commercial lay feed. Sometimes some weeds, grass, occasional goat feed (not very often though), greens, veggie scraps....

  5. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Is this a possibility?

    Thick, pasty, rubbery or
    cheese-like yolk

    Crude cottonseed oil (malvalic
    acid and sterculic acid)

    Avoid feeding to layers.


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