strange egg

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by twinlights, Mar 12, 2009.

  1. twinlights

    twinlights Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone ever get an egg like this? Or know why my hen would be laying eggs like this? Its wrinkled, but the shell is hard, actually it seems thicker than normal.
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    I get one every day, they are normal size and normal inside. It looks like it needs to be ironed! [​IMG]
     
  2. thechickenchick

    thechickenchick Born city, Living country

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    I have gotten 1 like that, but I don't know why either. [​IMG]
     
  3. cheeps

    cheeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Ha! It does! I've had one that looked like that too. It was so hard I couldn't crack it to see what it looked like inside. Seems like I've seen another member say that sometimes they build up too much calcium and that happens? Anyone know for sure?
     
  4. 98 gt

    98 gt a man of many... chickens

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    Blow it out and keep it, that's an awesome egg... Maybe she was cramped?? Tell her to not "get her knickers in a knot"... [​IMG]
     
  5. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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  6. twinlights

    twinlights Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for that link!
    I guess it might be from one of my older girls. She lays one just about everyday, there is no shortage of them that is for sure. Its always in the same nest. So pretty sure its the same hen.
    Otherwise they say stress can cause it. I wonder if having a hen sit on you while you lay your egg is stressfull. They won't use an empty nest box, they have to find one with a hen already in it. [​IMG]
     

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