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My hen just started laying. She has laid 7 eggs so far. The last 2 have had "crinckley" looking shells. It was milder weather when she started but the last couple of days have been colder. Is this ok? I haven't changed any of their feed or routine. Any ideas ?

Thanks!

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When a pullet is new at laying, a lot of things can happen, including wrinkled eggs and eggs without shells.  One of mine laid a couple of really strange wrinkled eggs when she was young.  As long as she is getting proper nutrition, including calcium (either in the food or along with it) it's most likely just one of those oddities.

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Oh, and welcome-byc.gif

Owned by two old dogs (yellow lab and a big, red, fuzzy mutt) and four chickens (Buff Orpington, Barred Rock, and two Easter Eggers)
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You can get all sorts of weird eggs from a new layer.  Just getting the kinks out of the egg factory.  Perfectly normal.

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Having an Icelandic in the coop is like having a 2 year old in the house - they are into everything and don't follow the rules.

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Breeding Welsummers and Barnevelders.

 

Having an Icelandic in the coop is like having a 2 year old in the house - they are into everything and don't follow the rules.

I have zero chicken willpower.

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Thank you for the helpful comments! I didn't think anything is wrong but I'm a newbie to chickens so I did worry a little. This is fun and great to get help like this.

I'm completely addicted to them and plan to build a bigger coop.

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1 dog, 2 cats (one that barks like a dog), 23 laying hens of several different breeds, and one Americauna roo.
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Thank you for the helpful comments! I didn't think anything is wrong but I'm a newbie to chickens so I did worry a little. This is fun and great to get help like this.

I'm completely addicted to them and plan to build a bigger coop.



They are easy to get addicted to - it's called Chicken Math. gig.gif

Breeding Welsummers and Barnevelders.

 

Having an Icelandic in the coop is like having a 2 year old in the house - they are into everything and don't follow the rules.

I have zero chicken willpower.

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Breeding Welsummers and Barnevelders.

 

Having an Icelandic in the coop is like having a 2 year old in the house - they are into everything and don't follow the rules.

I have zero chicken willpower.

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Yup, totally normal for newbies. Once her reproductive system gets a little practice, they'll straighten out. It may be interesting for you to take a look at how eggs are made and what other types of odd eggs you might come across as you perfect your chicken math skills. :)  I wrote this blog post on the subject: http://eggcartonlabels.blogspot.com/2012/01/how-hen-makes-egg-egg-oddities.html   Best wishes to you and welcome to BYC!
 

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My hen just started laying. She has laid 7 eggs so far. The last 2 have had "crinckley" looking shells. It was milder weather when she started but the last couple of days have been colder. Is this ok? I haven't changed any of their feed or routine. Any ideas ?

Thanks!



 

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