Tiny, Yolk-less eggs!?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Shrader, Dec 19, 2007.

  1. Shrader

    Shrader Songster

    Apr 7, 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    So, my girls are about 9 months old.
    They've been laying eggs since the Fall.
    We've had our share of pullet eggs, thin shelled eggs, double-yolkers, etc.
    But things have really been humming along for the past few months.
    Then suddenly this week, someone started laying tiny eggs.
    They're about 1/3 size "normal" eggs, perfectly shaped and formed.
    Their shells are hard -- more spotted than usual, but otherwise really great.
    I figured the first one was a fluke, but today we got the 5th one in a row!?!
    When I crack them open, they have no yolks.
    It's like they're the perfect little whites-only eggs.
    Anyone have any clues about why this is happening?

  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    Usually it's just a mess up in egg production. I wouldn't worry about it. Now if you could hatch more of these white only laying hens, you'd be in business for all the people who don't eat yolks. Too bad you can't hatch yolkless eggs though! :p
  3. flakey chick

    flakey chick Songster

    May 3, 2007
    I don't know why, but its kind of cool- the ultimate low cholesterol egg. Just think if you could [​IMG] breed [​IMG] a line of yolkless layers and, well I guess that just wouldn't qute work.
  4. TxChiknRanchers

    TxChiknRanchers Songster

    Aug 18, 2007
    Southeast Texas
    didn't you get the memo, its the new policy on colesteral free eggs. [​IMG] My cardiologist would have a field day with that one. Figure out what has caused it and you can get rich!
  5. Shrader

    Shrader Songster

    Apr 7, 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    Ha ha!
    I know!
    If I could just clone her somehow, I'd be rich!
    The perfect eggs!
  6. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

    Jan 30, 2007
    Usually a sign of those eggs which are called "wind eggs" would be a hen is coming into a molt or going broody and will stop laying for awhile........

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