green gobs in Araucana eggs

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by jgunby, Jan 2, 2012.

  1. jgunby

    jgunby Hatching

    Jun 25, 2011
    We recently aquired a flock of 12 laying hens, all past their prime. The oldest bird in the group is an Araucana, reportedly at least 3 years old. We have had the birds for over 3 weeks now and they have finally seemed to settle in and start laying. We have the birds on 14 hours of daylight and are starting to collect between 4 to 6 eggs a day. The Araucana gave us her first egg yesterday and when opened, it contained a yolk, cloudy egg white, and a greenish grey, formed, soft glob (about 2-3 cm long). We discarded the egg. Today, she gave us two eggs! Both had very small flecks of the same greenish grey, soft goo in the egg white (not nearly as large or well formed as the first one). What is this goo? Is she just too old to lay healthy eggs? I was surprised to get three eggs from her within two days... is it too stressful for her to be exposed to 14 hours light? Any advice is much appreciated. We have raised broliers and turkeys, but this is our first flock of laying hens. Thank you!
  2. Don't know what to tell you as far as greenish globs go, but welcome from Missouri!
  3. GardenGal

    GardenGal Songster

    Mar 11, 2011
    Western WA

    You might post your question in one of the threads. Good luck!
  4. hcppam

    hcppam Songster

    You might post your question in one of the threads. You might want to let them rest for a couple of months and turn off the light at least down to a couple of hours, If you want to keep them healthy and laying for a few more years. [​IMG] Hello, from the Big Bear mountains of Ca. Glad you found us. [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Last edited: Jan 2, 2012
  5. CheerioLounge

    CheerioLounge Songster

    Apr 10, 2011
    California High Desert
    I haven't a clue as to the green goo. Try posting in the egg laying thread?

    Oh! and [​IMG] from Twentynine Palms in the California high desert! Glad you joined us! [​IMG]
  6. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Crowing Premium Member

    Dec 22, 2009
    Not much help but [​IMG]
  7. The Red Rooster

    The Red Rooster Poultry Observer

    Welcome to BYC from South Dakota!

  8. weimarmama

    weimarmama Crowing

    Jun 4, 2010
    My Coop
    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us. You might try looking here: Scroll all the way down to Table 4 where it mentions green albumens.
  9. rockinpaints

    rockinpaints Songster

    Jan 26, 2010
    [​IMG] Welcome to BYC from Ohio! [​IMG]
  10. Welcome from GA [​IMG]

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