hen laying wrinkled eggs... what is up?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by pnp4kidz, Jun 30, 2010.

  1. pnp4kidz

    pnp4kidz Songster

    One of our nice Coo Coo Marans hens has gone to laying wrinkled eggs...

    what causes it? and is my hen ok????
    she also seems to be broody...


  2. chuckzoo

    chuckzoo Songster

    Apr 20, 2009
    Tuscaloosa, Alabama
  3. Tiramisu

    Tiramisu Got Mutts

    May 3, 2008
    Milan PA
    How old is the hen? Is it hot there? That might be stressing the bird a bit and causing the egg not to form right.
  4. Jeeper1540

    Jeeper1540 Songster

    is it hard and wrinkled or soft and wrinkled?
  5. pnp4kidz

    pnp4kidz Songster

    it is hard and wrinkled...
    it is not too hot here, can get in the 90s but low drops into the 50s, she is an older hen, about 6 or so I think...
    I hope she is ok...
  6. pnp4kidz

    pnp4kidz Songster

  7. BarkerChickens

    BarkerChickens Microbrewing Chickenologist

    Nov 25, 2007
    High Desert, CA
    One of my Buckeye's lays those too...very hard and really wrinkly. I have read that it is a sign of a respiratory infection; however, she lays them every once in a while, no one has ever had symptoms and it has not spread to the other 28 hens. I think she just has a wacky system. The egg is normal inside, she acts normal, all is normal....except the wrinkles. [​IMG]

    Oh!! And my hen is 15 months old and has been laying them every one in a while for months.
    Last edited: Jul 1, 2010
  8. calicokat

    calicokat Songster

    Apr 2, 2009
    azalia, indiana
    I had a RIR that would lay eggs like that just every once in awhile. Nothing else wrong with her. I chalked it up to "hey, we all have a wrinkly day now and then!" [​IMG]
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  9. pnp4kidz

    pnp4kidz Songster

    Oh whew, I'm glad she is normal... :) all be it old...
    yes, she is well entitled to a 'wrinkly day' like we all are...!!!

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