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Large egg small yolk?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by m00res, Dec 4, 2008.

  1. m00res

    m00res Songster

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    I have a RIR that lays pretty large eggs but the yolks seem small in comparison to store bought eggs of the same size. I was wondering if diet has anything to do with the size of the yolk or if it is just a breed thing. Just curious... Thanks!
     
  2. jossanne

    jossanne Songster

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    Good question - I have no answer. But I'll bump ya up so maybe someone who knows these things will come around...
     
  3. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    How old is the hen?
     
  4. m00res

    m00res Songster

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    She's a rescue so I don't actually know. I would guess around 3ish. Thanks!
     
  5. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm 10 Years

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    I have no idea why the yokes are small. I have RIR's and the yokes are all equal to store bought eggs. Maybe if they are 3ish their body chemistry is changing and they are just developing eggs with smaller yokes. Mine are about 2ish.
     

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