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New to this!! Anyone ever had a wrinkled egg?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by rrchickenman, Nov 4, 2008.

  1. rrchickenman

    rrchickenman Hatching

    Nov 4, 2008
    I am brand spanking new to the chicken world but recently got some white leghorns. they were 7 months old when I got them (at least thats what I was told). I babied them and within the first few days they were giving me eggs. Ive only had them a couple of weeks but one of the eggs today looked as if it had wrinkles or creases in the shell. any idea what this could mean?:[
    Last edited: Nov 4, 2008
  2. antlers

    antlers Songster

    Jun 20, 2008
    East Cent Minnesota
    beats me what causes it but I get a few every year from new hens.
  3. Attack Chicken

    Attack Chicken [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Hu

    Sep 25, 2008
    Indianapolis, IN
    Are they soft shelled eggs?
  4. austinhart123

    austinhart123 Songster

    Mar 12, 2008
    Los Angeles CA
    yeah i get those every now and again..........they are still edible, but frrding them oyster shell helps
  5. crazyhen

    crazyhen Crowing

    Aug 26, 2008
    mtns of ,NC.
    I just read in back yard poultry magazine that it happens when the eggs crack before it hardens completely. problems can come from just being a new hen or disease or lack of calcium , hereditary defect, too much phosphorus . The disease mentioned is infectious bronchitis. If she is healthy looking like the others said increase the calcium and decrease other snacks for a while.
  6. 2468Chickensrgr8

    2468Chickensrgr8 Songster

    Nov 7, 2007
    Yes I have had a couple last month they look like LARGE raisins but a lovely brown colour....going to try to blow them out for keepsakes....
  7. Biddieacres

    Biddieacres Songster

    Mar 31, 2008
    Welcome! You will love it here. [​IMG] Since you just got them at 7 months, you probably don't know what their diet was before you got them. I bet they just need a little oyster shell. You can get it at any feed store. I add some in with their feed or you can offer it on the side in bowl and they will take what they need.
  8. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member 11 Years

    Wrinkled eggs can also be the result of a bout with Infectious Bronchitis. It affects the reproductive system, though it's a respiratory illness.

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