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Egg shell is wrinkled looking?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by cricket1975, Dec 29, 2011.

  1. cricket1975

    cricket1975 New Egg

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    Every so often, my girls lay a wrinkled looking egg. Is this normal?
     
  2. jpcode

    jpcode Chillin' With My Peeps

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    please post a pic
     
  3. cricket1975

    cricket1975 New Egg

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    I'm computer challenged, I uploaded, but don't know how to put pic on a post?
     
  4. KrisH

    KrisH Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:you cant post pictures until after 10 posts, but yes it is normal, will get better, but will sometimes still happen.

    RobertH
     
  5. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    There are some other threads on here where folks talk about the wrinkled egg they get...I would suggest to definitely do a BYC search for wrinkled egg.

    But here is a thread that you should know about. I have NO idea if that would be your situation or not:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?pid=906527
     
  6. poseygrace

    poseygrace Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow, scary link, I had no idea that it could be IB. I get a wrinkled one very ocassionally from one hen, but I think it has more to do with being soft-shelled, as they are definitely softer than a normal egg.
     
  7. Johnn

    Johnn Overrun With Chickens

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    I get wrinkled eggs sometimes and my hens are fine and so are the eggs
     
  8. goldfinches

    goldfinches Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a BO who lays slightly wrinkly eggs. Nothing like the one in the linked post - yikes!
     
  9. SassyKat6181

    SassyKat6181 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have gotten an occasional wrinkled egg......seems more that it is a soft shell egg and hardens wrinked after it sits a while. I've seen it twice with my guineas and once with my ducks.
     
  10. Stephers

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    I have just found a wrinkled egg very much like the one pictured on the lik but there are no other symptoms of IB. I think they are moulting and its hot too. I have been giving them cat food recently to help them with the moult. Could it also be a lack of minerals needed to form the shell?
     

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