watery eggwhites

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by warren, Sep 29, 2007.

  1. warren

    warren Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have two x two year old warrens. The whites of their eggs are very thin and watery. I feed them on layers pellets, grit and vegetable treats. I was told that old stale eggs have watery whites and fresh eggs have much firmer whites. Does anyone else have this problem? Is it a problem?
     
  2. Standard Hen

    Standard Hen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Actually I wondered the same thing. I am just starting to get eggs from my spring batch of chicks and I have noticed the whites are watery. I am assuming they get better as they mature? Anyone?
     
  3. warren

    warren Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for your attention, Standard Hen. I forgot to mention that I have only had my hens for 1 month, and I have not kept a bird of any kind before. In fact my only previous experience of hens was obtained in the freezer section of the supermarket.
     
  4. Standard Hen

    Standard Hen Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 17, 2007
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    LOL,,,,,well you should be able to find out anything you need to know right here. This is where we talk chicken!
    By the way welcome,,I did not notice before that you are new to the site. You are feeding them what you are supposed as am I but this particular batch has watery whites for some reason. I am hoping they thicken up as they mature because they just started laying. I have never had a batch though with this so am wondering too. They are all healthy and eat like pigs.
    By the way what are Warrens?
     
  5. warren

    warren Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Warrens are the breed of hen used in battery farming in the UK. They are high producers. One of mine laid for 16 days and took 1 day off before starting again. The other laid for 14 and took 4 days off. They just amaze me.
    You are right about this being a great place to swap information.
     
  6. warren

    warren Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I looked up 'watery eggwhites' and found a page that said that some hens always lay watery eggwhites and it is best to cull them. I could not murder my two little pets, especially as I had only had them for a few weeks, so that was not much use.
    Over the last few days I have noticed that the whites are much firmer, so perhaps the problem was due to stress caused by their move of home. I have had them for over 2 months now. Bonfire night did not seem to upset them even though there were fireworks going off 30 yards away in a neighbour's garden.
    How are your chicks getting on Standard Hen?
    Also I have an unconnected question...what does lol mean? We don't say it in the UK.
     
  7. Marlinchaser

    Marlinchaser Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I can answer the LOL=Laugh Out Loud

    Now your part what is Bonfire Night, I assume some type of celebration, but how often and for what? We learn lots of stuff other than chicken here too.
     
  8. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    If you just got them, their whites may also be watery because they are still in battery hen mode.
     
  9. mdbucks

    mdbucks Cooped Up

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    here is a question, where did you get theses hens? why did the person you got them from get rid of them, were they already laying when you got them? Maybe getting rid of them to you was thier version of culling??
     
  10. schmoo

    schmoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had a couple watery whites in my pullet eggs. It seems to have gone away now that it's been a couple months.
     

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