Yokeless Eggs???

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by TanksHill, Nov 15, 2008.

  1. TanksHill

    TanksHill Out Of The Brooder

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    So, I believe I have asked this question before but I think I need more advice. Could yokeless eggs be a sign of old age? I have a mixed flock with a couple buff orp I have had the longest. Now I am not sure exactly how old. Not more than a few years. I am consistantly getting yokeless eggs. If they were larger I would market them, wow a great new cholesterol free egg. But their little kinda like a first egg minus the yoke. Could it be some kind of defficency in their diet? I lost most my flock last year because they wandered into the neighbors orchard and ate granular weed killer. So these girls stay in a long fenced in dirt floor run. Any sugestion would be great. thanks, g
     
  2. miron28

    miron28 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    wow i never heard of an yolkless egg before. but i pretty sure someone on here knows
     
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  3. panner123

    panner123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This happens from time to time. They are called fart eggs. goggle it and it will tell you more than I can. I believe it is listed in poultry help under egg triva.
     
  4. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    I have never had it happen to me, but have seen a post on another thread with a picture of a yokeless egg.
     
  5. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    There is also a post on another thread that had a picture of a tiny perfect egg inside an egg, 2 in 1.
     
  6. TanksHill

    TanksHill Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes I have seen the other threads showing the little eggs. Most people say its a rare occurance. For me this hen is laying these eggs several time a week. It's like shes just out of yokes. That's why I thught it might be old age. I guess I need to keep track of the hens ages from now on. Who knows.
     

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