Should I be worried?

Stablecoop

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Have a Jersey Giant about 7 months old sometimes laying eggs that are not quite right. Started laying earlier this fall. Pics attached. Should we be worried?
 

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Aapomp831

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If the bird isn’t showing any symptoms, it may be that it once had infectious bronchitis. IB runs its course through a flock and sometimes birds will lay an occasional wrinkled egg after being infected. Something happens to the reproductive system with IB.
 

Ridgerunner

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I'll give you a couple of links that show egg shell defects. You might look through the photos and see which you think apply. The Handbook is aimed more at commercial operations, that's why some stuff in it might not exactly apply to you, but it is still good information. You can see that there can be more than one cause for that but disease is certainly one of them.

Egg Quality Handbook

https://thepoultrysite.com/publications/egg-quality-handbook

Sumi – Egg Quality

https://www.backyardchickens.com/articles/common-egg-quality-problems.65923/

When something like this happens if it is a one-off rare occurrence I figure we are all entitled to an occasional oops. But if it becomes consistent then there is something to it. Good luck!
 

Stablecoop

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Thank you so much for sharing these resources, your time, and your knowledge. The handbook is wonderful and extensive and the article is very helpful. Thanks again!!
I'll give you a couple of links that show egg shell defects. You might look through the photos and see which you think apply. The Handbook is aimed more at commercial operations, that's why some stuff in it might not exactly apply to you, but it is still good information. You can see that there can be more than one cause for that but disease is certainly one of them.

Egg Quality Handbook

https://thepoultrysite.com/publications/egg-quality-handbook

Sumi – Egg Quality

https://www.backyardchickens.com/articles/common-egg-quality-problems.65923/

When something like this happens if it is a one-off rare occurrence I figure we are all entitled to an occasional oops. But if it becomes consistent then there is something to it. Good luck!
 

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