Why do some eggs have triple yolks


  1. 26.04.2014, 10:37#1

    Air bubble stuck to egg-why?

    Hello everyone!

    I have been breeding with natural brood as a hobby for many years! Of course I am learning from year to year! In the beginning, as soon as I had a mother hen, I simply laid about 15 eggs under the hen and then I was happy about the hatched chicks = no special storage of the hatching eggs, no shearing of the eggs or any other special effort!

    For about 1 year I have been sheer the eggs = examine them BEFORE the brood for possible giants, sort out spiky eggs as well as eggs which do not have the right shell! Furthermore, I shear the eggs USUALLYafter the mother hen has incubated for 8-10 days!

    After my hens hadn't laid many eggs in the last month, I collected the eggs over a period of about 14 days = only the best eggs! Unfortunately, I've been on the road a lot for work and this time I've got the eggs DO NOT sheared during the brood!

    After the chicks hatched earlier in the week, I had ONLY 5 chicks out of 15 eggs - usually I always have between 12-14 chicks! After I opened the eggs, I had some eggs with me, where the very large air bubble was stuck to the egg - is that due to the fact that some of the eggs were 14 days old? I have the eggs in about 14 days NOT turned-such as that comes from the chicken literature! I've never done this before - is it really that important or is there some other reason for the large, stuck air bubble?

    PS: How do I get the eggs BEFORE the brood, the air bubble was about 3 times larger than the air bubble from a "fresh egg!"

    Ask for your advice - thank you in advance!

  2. 26.04.2014, 17:26#2

  3. 26.04.2014, 17:48#3
    Your post is a little difficult to follow.

    What do you mean by air bubble stuck to the egg? Do you think that there was a large air chamber and that the egg membrane stuck to the shell? Or what? Were chicks / embryos to be seen in the opened eggs or nothing at all?

    Own hatching eggs that are 14 days old are certainly not the problem. But 14 days without any movement? Well, I do not know.

    As I shaved the eggs BEFORE the brood, the air bubble was about 3 times larger than the air bubble from a "fresh egg!"
    This is called evaporation. The longer the egg is stored, the larger the "air bubble" also becomes. Of course, the ambient temperature also plays a role. If the hatching eggs are stored dry and warm and are not turned, you need not be surprised if almost nothing hatches.
    Last edited by sandi03; 04/26/2014 at 5:51 pm.
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  4. 26.04.2014, 17:49#4

  5. 26.04.2014, 22:52#5
    @ K1rin

    "I can't imagine anything from your description.
    An air bubble that sticks? - then there was no air bubble, or where was the air bubble stuck to? "


    I meant the following: I have shaved a fresh egg and an approx. 14 day old egg (was never turned) BEFORE the brood and in relation to the "fresh" egg, the air bubble in the "old" egg has increased by approx. enlarged three times! Now, 3 weeks later = after the brood is over, I opened the leftover eggs and I had 4 eggs with me, which looked "normal" = like a normal, unfertilized egg and then I saw that a fine, skin filled with air and stuck to the egg = in my opinion, it was the air bubble!


    "That is the reason why hatching eggs should be moved several times a day."

    Stupid question: I take the egg, turn it upside down and back again - and that every day in the morning and in the evening - would that be the right thing?

    @ sandi03

    "What do you mean by air bubble stuck to the egg? Do you mean that there was a large air chamber and the egg membrane stuck to the shell? Or how? Were chicks / embryos to be seen in the opened eggs or nothing at all?"

    Yes, you can say that too! No, as mentioned above, the eggs were visually unfertilized!


    @ hühnerbaron21


    "Usually the air bubble does not enlarge. This description is completely new to me. If the shell was completely in order, this cannot happen either
    n "

    apparently it does for me - do the test: store an egg for 2 weeks and then sheer it ... in my case, as I said, the air bladder has become about three times larger!
    Last edited by Christian12345; 04/26/2014 at 10:58 PM.

  6. 26.04.2014, 23:40#6
    Quote by Christian12345
    Stupid question: I take the egg, turn it upside down and back again - and that every day in the morning and in the evening - would that be the right thing?
    Not quite like that, but something like that ...

    You take a 10 egg carton and the hatching eggs that are to be collected come in there. 10 pieces do not have to be sorted in from the beginning, just as many as were placed, the cardboard then gradually becomes full.
    You put this egg cardboard with one side (the short one) on a piece of butter, a piece of roof battens, a large Duplolego stone or something else that is approx. 2 - 3 cm high. Thus the egg carton stands at an angle.
    Every day you have to move the egg carton several times so that sometimes one side is higher, sometimes the other side. The cardboard has to "rock" manually, preferably 3 times a day. This means that the yolk no longer sticks to the skin, as the yolk does not have time to stick due to repeated rocking. There are certainly some who think tilting / turning / rocking the hatching eggs is superfluous - I am not one of them.
    As a housewife and chicken farmer with times when a lot of eggs are laid and not all of them can be used in a short time, I know the "shifted" yolk in the egg when I prepare a delicious egg salad from older oaks. I also know that with the large air bubble in older oaks from the kitchen or wildly laid out nests of my chickens with tens of eggs in them.

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