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WHATS GOING ON.....I KEEP GETTING TINY YOLKLESS EGGS ???

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by wnthunting, Apr 10, 2012.

  1. wnthunting

    wnthunting Out Of The Brooder

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    hello everyone... in the last few days I keep getting these tiny eggs( smaller than a ping pong ball) from my 1 year old rir. Hens who usually lay large or extra large eggs. Also I cracked one open and it had no yolk... any ideas why???
     
  2. Becci

    Becci Chillin' With My Peeps

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    These eggs have many names, one of the most common would be the 'wind egg'. The yolk will usually start the egg production cycle. Sometimes, however, a piece of tissue or material from the internals may come loose, and be mistaken for a yolk. Then a shell is created around this tissue. 'Wind eggs' are just a goof in the egg production process, and usually nothing to worry about.

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    Last edited: Apr 11, 2012

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