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PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2019 3:15 pm 
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Hi, we have Australorps that have been laying for a couple of months and have been noticing there is sometimes an egg that is watery in consistency. We are trying to work out at the moment whether it is one particular hen laying them, as most of the eggs are fine. It’s as if the membrane around the yolk is absent or very thin and the white looks more yellow than usual. I’ll try to attach a couple of pics- one is a yolk that didn’t break on cracking open but looks weird and the other is how they usually are on cracking the shell. Any ideas what’s causing this? Have had chooks for years and it hasn’t happened before. Thanks


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 Post subject: Re: Weird eggs
PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2019 12:18 am 
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That actually looks like an egg that's started developing, to me, or else one that's been frozen and defrosted. I do get the odd one like that.

Watery yolks can happen for a range of reasons - again, it can be diet, weather, or something a little wonky internally.

How regularly do they seem to happen?

What's their usual diet?


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 Post subject: Re: Weird eggs
PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2019 11:02 am 
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Oh frozen eggs?! That could make sense!! (We don't have a rooster at the moment) but it could be that occasionally the eggs have been left overnight in the nest box and we've had some big frosts! That would be really good if it was that!
Will make sure they get collected and see how we go :biggrin:
Thanks


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