Extremely thick white albumen in an otherwise normal egg

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Low Dog Farm, Apr 27, 2017.

  1. Low Dog Farm

    Low Dog Farm New Egg

    Apr 27, 2017
    Belfair, WA
    One of my hens has been laying eggs with an extremely thick white albumen surrounding a normal yolk. The shell is normal as well. The other eggs I collect have the normal fresh egg thickness in the albumen but these eggs from this hen are so thick they hold shape when the shell is cracked and it's milky white. What is the issue here? Does anyone know?
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC - thanks for joining us. I'm not sure what the issue may be, but if you post on this forum you should get some feedback - https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/18/chicken-behaviors-and-egglaying

    You'll find lots of info in the Learning Centre - https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center and if you have a specific topic in mind, just type it in the search box - there's a wealth of information on past and present threads.

    You may wish to consider joining your state thread as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area - https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/270925/find-your-states-thread#post_3239224

    All the best
  3. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under Low Dog Farm [​IMG] Welcome!

    Sorry, I do not know either but the folks on the Forum Ken gave you a link to might be able to help.

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun.

    If you would like to share pictures and stories of your flock, you have come to the right place. BYC’ers never tire of these and do not back away slowly or commence eye rolling when the photo album or home videos come out [​IMG]
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    You have been given a good link to hopefully explain what you are getting. [​IMG]

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