Weird Eggs- an Update a week later...

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by DivaHick, Dec 18, 2008.

  1. DivaHick

    DivaHick Out Of The Brooder

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    OK last week I posted the eggs from the leghorn that had that weird white sac around the yolk. Everyone said that it was probably just the freshness thing, but the egg was a few days old. Well I kept an egg for a week, and when I cracked it open today, this is what I saw...

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    Any ideas about what's going on?
     
  2. katrinag

    katrinag Chillin' With My Peeps

    Have you changed food or given meds? Are all the eggs she lay like this?
     
  3. DivaHick

    DivaHick Out Of The Brooder

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    The only change in food was mixing in pellets and crumbles with the mash... (We got the ducks so...)

    But that's it. And yes, it appears all of her eggs were like this one. Here's the original pic from way back when... (OK a week ago...)

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  4. katrinag

    katrinag Chillin' With My Peeps

    How long has she been laying? I have only had one egg like that from my RIR and that was when she first started laying?

    Does it have a funny texture? Have you felt it?
     
  5. DivaHick

    DivaHick Out Of The Brooder

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    We've had her for over a month, I'm not sure how long she was laying before that. It seems to feel normal, a bit stringy perhaps....
     
  6. beakkeeper

    beakkeeper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    bump [​IMG]
     
  7. stormylady

    stormylady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ive gotten some from the grocery store that looked like that. Wonder what causes that, I ate it, didn't get sick but maybe I shouldn't have?
    Hope some one can tell you the answer.
     
  8. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Very fresh eggs can sometimes have cloudy egg whites due to
    carbon dioxide in the white. Also, sometimes the protein that holds
    the yolk together can be stronger and becomes visible in the whites,
    causing a cloudy appearance. Whites can also become cloudy if they
    were pasteurized, which is unlikely since we hand wash the eggs.
    They can also become cloudy if they were stored at temperatures
    between 32 and 39 degrees F. As a result, egg producers do not
    concern themselves with cloudy whites.

    In fresh eggs, the yolk stands up tall, as does the white next to the
    yolk.

    A spoiled egg can float in water, and the white can have a pinkish or
    greenish-blue cast. (Although, sometimes a slight yellowish or
    greenish hue can just be from the riboflavin B vitamin content in a
    fresh egg.) Do not use eggs that have cracked shells.

    There are some links within the quoted part of the article that take you to an edu site with additional information.

    http://www.blackhenfarm.com/contactus.html
     

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