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This morning I went out to gather eggs and there was this deformed egg. Is this Normal? What caused it? Should I be worried. It's hard to take a good picture of it. Its pretty lumpy and it has wrinkles and little cracks all over it. Thanks Justin.http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/16541_deform.gif


Edited by links_56 - 1/26/09 at 8:34am
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post #2 of 7

Is the egg actually round all the way around?

Is this bird just starting to lay? Do you supply oyster shell to them?

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The egg is flat on two sides like a block and the rest is rounded like a normal egg. The hen has been laying for awhile now. Also the egg is almost white when there usually brown. There is plenty of oyster shell available.

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post #4 of 7

Chances are its just a fluke egg. Watch what her next egg looks like. I've had a couple odd ball eggs from different hens, and then never saw anything strange again?! I wouldn't get concerned until it happens again.


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post #5 of 7

Sometimes I get an egg like that...with ripples.  I get round all the time.  I think older hens sometimes do this.  I wouldn't worry if you get one once in awhile.  eggs from the store are sorted so these never appear in store eggs.  I got one that looked like a torpeto once. lol

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post #6 of 7

A square egg, poor hen! It's hard enough to lay a round one  barnie

post #7 of 7

Wrinkles are perfectly normal.  I read somewhere that they can be caused by a second egg being too close behind and bumping the first before it gets laid.

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