White Egg Mystery

Discussion in 'Quail' started by danalovesdogs, Jul 6, 2019.

  1. danalovesdogs

    danalovesdogs In the Brooder

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    Hello!
    I'm rather new to owning quail, so I'd appreciate some insight on this topic. One of three hens in my larger cage laid an egg completely devoid of pigment, except for a little smear on the fat part of the egg. When I opened the egg, I also found that it lacked a membrane. All three of my hens have laid in the past, but recently I've been getting only one egg a day. I was wondering if this white egg meant there was some dysfunction in the reproductive system of one of the hens, and if there was anything I could do to help her out. They do have constant access to high protein feed and oyster shells, and all other eggs I've been getting are normal. Thoughts?
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    :welcome As long as all are apparently healthy, I would guess that she is just about to take a break in her laying cycle.
     
  3. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

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    Where (about) in the world are you? What's your weather like?
     
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  4. danalovesdogs

    danalovesdogs In the Brooder

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    I’m in Connecticut, where it’s been around mid 80’s in the day and mid 60’s at night. We’ve started getting more eggs from that cage, though, so hopefully it was just a one-off oddball!
     
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  5. Quail_r_fun

    Quail_r_fun Hatching

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    I have coturnix quail and I think twice I got a completely white eggs. Which I thought was strange but I guess there is just a few weird eggs in every bunch.
     
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