Watery egg whites

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by millerchix, Nov 16, 2012.

  1. millerchix

    millerchix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I noticed the eggs have watery whites. Is it because we are in cold weather now? Should I give them a vitamin or supplement? Does that mean something is wrong?
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  2. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

  3. countrygoddess

    countrygoddess Chillin' With My Peeps

    If everything else is in place (proper amount of protein, free of illness/disease, eggs not slightly freezing then thawing in the nest boxes), then it may be nothing more than genetics. Here's something I found online (these are 6 conclusion drawn regarding runny egg whites):

    1. Occasional eggs with spreading (runny) whites are observed originating from apparently normal flocks.
    2. The runny eggs tend to be laid by the same hens.
    3. The existence of runny eggs has nothing to do with freshness; it can be observed in newly laid eggs.
    4. The albumen height and Haugh unit rating is not different between runny and normal eggs.
    5. There are differences in biochemical composition between normal and runny eggs.
    6. There appears to be a genetic effect on the incidence of runny eggs, suggesting that selection might
    reduce the incidence.
     
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