No yolk

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by olmacdonna, Feb 26, 2015.

  1. olmacdonna

    olmacdonna New Egg

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    Hi my friend said that one of my eggs I gave was all the white bit no yolk? What does that mean? Is there something wrong with one of my girls?
     
  2. N F C

    N F C just blowing in the wind Premium Member Project Manager

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    Sometimes that happens. Here's a really good explanation for it from @Kelsie2290 on the subject:

    "Ya, get them occasionally also. People call them various things, wind/fart/rooster eggs are usually just a glitch in the egg laying system when a small piece of reproductive tissue breaks away (like the nice picture of the one you have) and is treated it like a yolk and a shell is formed around it. They are pretty common in old birds, brand new layers or birds just stopping or starting a laying cycle, sometimes they just seem to show up randomly. The occasional one usually isn't anything to worry about, if you get a hen laying a lot of them, especially an older bird, it may be signaling the end of her egg laying."
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/920587/small-yolkless-eggs

    Hope that helps.
     
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    emilylong New Egg

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  4. olmacdonna

    olmacdonna New Egg

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    Thank you
     

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