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What is wrong with this yolk?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by kylesblonde, Apr 14, 2017.

  1. kylesblonde

    kylesblonde In the Brooder

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    I've had a few like this from the same chicken...I've searched everywhere for what it could be, but not finding anything! The yolk broke, I'm referring to the weird coloration
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  2. Leah567

    Leah567 Hopelessly Addicted

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    Do you have a rooster? Maybe its fertile. Or it could be just natural color.
     
  3. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Chicken tender Premium Member

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    Certain feed additives can cause mottling of the yolk, like cottonseed, and raw soybeans, as well as some wormers, and eating certain weeds like shepherds purse. Other causes are worms, and possible illnesses.
     
  4. kylesblonde

    kylesblonde In the Brooder

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    No rooster, and we collect eggs within hours of laying
     
  5. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    @kylesblonde is it just one bird that has yolks like that or all your birds?
    What and how exactly are you feeding?
    Do they free range?
     

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