White egg yolk?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by macylee36, Feb 19, 2012.

  1. macylee36

    macylee36 Out Of The Brooder

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    So we cracked open an egg today and found something pretty strange. It was a white egg yolk that was actually firm to the touch. Any ideas what happened here?

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  2. tweetysvoice

    tweetysvoice Chillin' With My Peeps

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    is it possible that it's an egg within an egg? I've seen those posted here now and then. Did you open it up? What did you find? How old is the hen that laid it?
     
  3. so lucky

    so lucky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you mean firm like a regular yolk or harder than that? Very odd, either way. Not the first egg from that chicken, is it? Did you eat it? Could just be a one-time computer glitch.
     
  4. Crazyhenlady

    Crazyhenlady Out Of The Brooder

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    hmm. I know this sounds gross but if a human has white stool it can mean either liver problems or it passed through to quickly. I know it's probably not the case with your hen but you never know! ..
     
  5. Crazyhenlady

    Crazyhenlady Out Of The Brooder

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    LOL
     
  6. macylee36

    macylee36 Out Of The Brooder

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    When I say firm, I mean harder than a normal yolk. It felt like a ball! Maybe it IS an egg within an egg. I should go open the yolk and see what comes out.
     
  7. macylee36

    macylee36 Out Of The Brooder

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    Also, this chick is about 7 or 8 months old so it's not her first egg!
     
  8. macylee36

    macylee36 Out Of The Brooder

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    Here is what was inside. The white of it was actually pretty hard to poke through with a sharp knife!

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  9. all i can say is..

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  10. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's an egg in an egg. It's a perfectly normal, but strange, occurrence.
     

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