Chixkens laying wrinkly tipped eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by cochunk, Jan 15, 2013.

  1. cochunk

    cochunk Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 13, 2011
    For a while now, our chickens have been laying eggs where the tip is wrinkled, or protrudes a little.

    I'm just wondering if it's of any concern, or do they need something in their diet.
  2. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

    Sep 25, 2007
    Do they have free-choice oyster shell? If not, please get some immediately.

    There are some diseases which wrinkled eggs are a symptom for, but if it's just at the very tip, I can't think that disease is the problem. If they are older hens (like 4 or over), that sometimes happens as well. If you can post a picture, we can provide better feedback.
  3. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
  4. salt and pepper

    salt and pepper Chillin' With My Peeps

    this happens when an egg in her body bumps into another during the Shell making process. the body then quickly makes a second shell over that area, creating a wrinkled affect. get her some oyster shell, or feed her crushed eggs shells, and don't worry about it.

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