Thick egg yoke

hunterdan1

In the Brooder
Apr 26, 2021
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Hello all,
I went to make my daughter some scrambled duck eggs this morning, cracked the egg open and the yoke was a thick gel consistency. The follwing 3 eggs were the same. We have been getting close to or below freezing this week, but the eggs have been sat on by our hen until we gather them. What causes this?
 

HollowOfWisps

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Hello all,
I went to make my daughter some scrambled duck eggs this morning, cracked the egg open and the yoke was a thick gel consistency. The follwing 3 eggs were the same. We have been getting close to or below freezing this week, but the eggs have been sat on by our hen until we gather them. What causes this?
Nutrition and low temperatures can both affect yoke consistency. A firm, thick yolk in general is good sign of a nutritious quality egg. The thinner/runnier yolks from store eggs when you first crack them are actually a sign of of lower quality.
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