Function of egg white

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by columbiacritter, Mar 15, 2009.

  1. columbiacritter

    columbiacritter Songster

    Jun 7, 2008
    Scappoose Oregon
    I've had a hen laying eggs that are almost all yolk with remarkably little white. It makes me wonder how they'd do if I incubated them. How much role does the egg whites play in the successful growth of a chick?

    The pic below is yesterdays breakfast but she's laid eggs with less whites.

  2. BaronRenfrew

    BaronRenfrew Songster

    Its not a big deal. The yolk is generally the embryo and the white the feed it first lives on. Some eggs i.e. quail are relatively big yolk beside the white
  3. Chickapooh23

    Chickapooh23 Songster

    Jan 31, 2009
    Corning OH
    I know bantam chickens have a smaller amount of white to yolk ratio also. I don't think it matters.

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