Alien Egg...

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by leslie317537, Nov 21, 2016.

  1. leslie317537

    leslie317537 New Egg

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    Went out to gather eggs and came across this. I've never seen anything like it. What do you suppose caused it?[​IMG][/IMG]
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe True BYC Addict

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    That looks like a corrugated egg.
    It could be infectious bronchitis, a copper deficiency, excess calcium consumption or excessive use of antibiotics.

    If it is the first one, it could be an inherited problem.

    Wrinkled eggs can be from IB, stress, crowding or a defective shell gland.
     
  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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  4. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under leslie317537 [​IMG] Welcome!

    Agreed; corrugated egg.

    As you have already received some good information/advice, I will just add that I hope you enjoy BYC; not only is it overflowing with lots of useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun. Unlike non chicken loving friends, family and colleagues, BYC’ers never tire of stories or pictures about chickens, turkeys, duck, quail, Peas and pretty much any other feathered and non feathered friends [​IMG]
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  6. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - you have some great advice and links already so I'll just say hello!

    All the best
    CT
     
  7. ShanandGem

    ShanandGem Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a Light Sussex hen who routinely lays eggs that look like that. She appears to be perfectly healthy, but her eggs are HUGE and corrugated. The shells are thin, so I doubt it's excess calcium. Her flock mates all lay normal eggs.
    She acts and looks like a rooster so maybe it's hormonal.
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG] Look like that egg needs a good ironing [​IMG]
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Do the yolks and whites look normal ?
     
  10. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

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    Looks like you've already received the answer to your question so I'll just say hello!
     

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