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strange looking egg!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chickenman101, Mar 20, 2009.

  1. chickenman101

    chickenman101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hello all . my hen has been laying normal size eggs but on the very tip of the egg it looks funny like the shell is pinched and scrunched up rather than smooth and oval. does anyone know what might cause this?? is this something normal?? thanks
     
  2. patyrdz

    patyrdz The Madd Hatcher

    Feb 26, 2009
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    Probably had a hard time laying it! I notice this on some of the new laying hens.
     
  3. Chicken Girl

    Chicken Girl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Kind of like this?
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    I dont know y its like that.
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  4. chickenman101

    chickenman101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yea but is the tip of if it crinkled up?
     
  5. Chicken Girl

    Chicken Girl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah. Sorry i did not get a pic of that. Do you want a pic of a mongo egg i got yeaterday?


    Chicken Girl
     
  6. chickenman101

    chickenman101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes if u dont mind:)
     
  7. dbcooper02

    dbcooper02 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Today was the first time all 10 of my Delawares presented me with an egg. One of the hens went all out!!!

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    This monster egg weighs in excess of 6 ounces. The shell is cracked and has been pecked on one end. Otherwise it would probably find its way into my incubator. I candled it and can see that it is not an egg within an egg. I'm not sure how many yolks it might have, I'll find that out tomorrow at breakfast.

    I looked over the hens after collecting the eggs and none of them shows anything out of the ordinary.

    Ow! Wow! db
     
  8. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    Can you say YYYYYY-OUCH!!!
     
  9. MoodyChicken

    MoodyChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sometimes worms can cause wrinkly eggs, but more often than not it's just a flaw in the shell.
     
  10. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    I get get a couple of the ones with the crinkly end every couple of days. I think they are coming from my 2year olds
     

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