Egg Quality

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Double Yolks

June 30, 2017

Have you ever wondered what causes double yolk eggs? A double-yolk egg occurs when two egg yolks are released into a hen’s oviduct too close together, and are encased inside the same shell.  ‘Double yolkers’ occur naturally at a rate of about 1 in every 1,000 eggs, and are mostMore


Shell Quality Tip

April 21, 2017

If you notice that eggs come off the belt with rough or ‘sandpaper’ shells, this is a sign that something is happening with the birds that warrants a closer look.  There are many causes, which can include a disease such as Infectious Bronchitis or ILT, improper lighting changes, water shortages,More


Shell Quality Tip

February 8, 2017

Nutritional factors are often suspected as a prime cause of shell quality concerns.  Calcium, Phosphorous, Vitamin D3, Magnesium, Chloride and salt can all have an impact on shell quality.  Egg farmers should consult with a nutritionist to help ensure that the feed being provided to the hens is optimized forMore