funny looking egg

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by bryan8, Oct 27, 2009.

  1. bryan8

    bryan8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got a egg today that looks like it was a soft shelled egg that was all crumpled up, but it was a normal hard shell, but really weird shape.


    what could cause this?

    ~Bryan
     
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  2. Julie_A

    Julie_A Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a RIR laying eggs like this. HUGE eggs. Won't even fit in a carton. Some days, they look perfect. Some days, they look like a dinosaur egg with a crinkled small end.


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  3. technodoll

    technodoll Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How weird, I also got a jumbo weird "lumpy" egg yesterday from one of the girls (one side wasn't smooth, it was wavy) and today a smaller paler one with the top that looked crinkled, but the shell was hard. Also had a lump of calcium on the outside of the shell, I picked it off with my fingernail and it flecked off to expose the inner "skin" of the egg - what is happening?

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  4. WilczenskiFarm

    WilczenskiFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    picture please![​IMG]
     
  5. technodoll

    technodoll Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I fed them to the dogs...

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    Will take pics if I get more of these eggs, promise!

    (apologies if this was meant for Bryan, I just saw that I had butted into his thread - sorry!!)
     
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  6. Julie_A

    Julie_A Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lemme check the fridge and see if one's still in there...
     
  7. WilczenskiFarm

    WilczenskiFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:lol!!! That's ok... I'm just a pic hound... love to read stories with pictures... does that mean I'm still in kindergarden?lol!!!! [​IMG]
     
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    PortageGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. Julie_A

    Julie_A Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This hen's eggs are so big that they won't fit in a carton, even an extra large. The other egg pictured is a RIR. If it helps you gauge the size, I wear a size 10 1/2 ring.
     
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  10. WilczenskiFarm

    WilczenskiFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I can imagine that larger eggs require more calcium/stress on the chicken's system... so I guess wrinkles/dimples must be somewhat normal. That's a crazy big egg man!!!! Thanks for the pics!!!lol
     

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