White yolks

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by coopedupintherain, Oct 10, 2010.

  1. coopedupintherain

    coopedupintherain New Egg

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    Any idea what causes white yolks?
     
  2. trunkman

    trunkman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Only thing that comes to mind in hmmmm, lack of yellow?? [​IMG] Seriously tho, welcome to BYC. I'm looking forward to seeing the answer to your question...[​IMG]
     
  3. shesaredroan

    shesaredroan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What are you feeding them? Do they get to free range at all?
     
  4. pgpoultry

    pgpoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lack of greens causes pale yellow yolks, but I've never seen white.
    Please post a pic.

    Sandie
     
  5. Dixiedoodle

    Dixiedoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 14, 2007
    IS this one hen or several? IS it really white or just very pale??

    If it is just one hen , she could have a defect.. If it is several then I would say it is food related.. What are you feeding them? do they get to free-range?
     
  6. coopedupintherain

    coopedupintherain New Egg

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    I have 4 chickens and only one and only occasionally a white yolk. They are free range lots of grass and feed. [​IMG]
     
  7. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Here's a lot of no help. [​IMG]

    Any symptoms of illness?

    Imp


    Platinum yolks (colorless yolks) Possible infection (causative agent
    unknown)
    Antibiotics. (200 gm auremycin and 2 lbs NF-180 per
    ton of feed for seven days.)


    Colorless yolks Lack of xanthophyll Consideration should be given to the source of
    xanthophyll such as yellow corn meal, alfalfa leaf
    meal, etc.
     
  8. HarryBun12

    HarryBun12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'll be watching this thread since I, too, have an apparently healthy chicken that lays eggs with a very pale yolk. She eats the same as my other chickens which lay eggs with very dark orange yolks so I'm wondering about other causes than diet. I HOPE it's not some infection and she does seem very healthy. Imp, the antibiotic you refer to in your post, is that something that could be gotten at the feed store or from a vet?
     
  9. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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  10. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

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