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unusual eggs

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by badgie, Feb 11, 2015.

  1. badgie

    badgie New Egg

    Dec 17, 2012

    Our 2 year old leghorns are laying big eggs (75grams +) almost daily. The problem is that the white and yolk are separating when I poach them, rather than forming a dense round. The yolk just floats free. Is this because they're getting old - the chooks I mean, - not the eggs! ? We also have 2 Isa browns and their eggs are fine. It's been a very hot summer (we're in Sydney). The eggs are fine otherwise.

    Thanks for any help. Badgie
    Last edited: Feb 11, 2015
  2. Darceyhs

    Darceyhs Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 24, 2014
    Make sure they are getting a well balanced diet, otherwise it may just be because they are getting older.
  3. Mrs. K

    Mrs. K Overrun With Chickens

    Nov 12, 2009
    western South Dakota
    I had that very thing with an old hen, just use those eggs for baking. Feed is not going to fix it.

    Need new hens!

    Mrs K
    Last edited: Feb 22, 2015

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