Egg with wrinkly, but not soft, shell. <pic included>

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by harrisville chicken, Sep 11, 2010.

  1. harrisville chicken

    harrisville chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 2, 2009
    Northern Utah

    Here's an egg one of my black stars laid for me today. Extremely wrinkly. Not a soft "leathery" shell—it'll crack open. I've had a few this week, but not as wrinkly as this one. The vertical lines you see go all the way around.

    She has access to plenty of water and oyster shell. She eats 18% protein pellets and in the last few days all the grasshoppers she can catch (plus all the grasshoppers the little neighborhood children catch and throw over the back fence to the hens).

    Should I be concerned?

  2. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    Hopefully not, but there does seem to be some indication that crosses like black stars are a little more prone to egg laying problems.

    Let's hope for the best.
  3. 33yardbirds

    33yardbirds Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 15, 2010
    Southern New Jersey
    We had one that was wrinkled from our rocks that was white and the wrinkles circled from the pointed end half way up. Hasn't happened since.
    Last edited: Sep 11, 2010
  4. User66184

    User66184 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 23, 2010
    East Coast, Virgina
    We Get Egg's Like That Alot, :p

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