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Strangely shaped egg, why?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ChickenGirl165, Dec 21, 2011.

  1. ChickenGirl165

    ChickenGirl165 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 7, 2011
    Hey everyone, its been a while since I have gone on BYC but today I have a new question waiting to be answered [​IMG]

    One of my chickens, Bubbles, has been laying strange looking eggs which are a lot more 'strange' looking then what others would call 'strange.' My questions are, why is this happening? How can I stop it from looking like that?

    Here is some information:

    Chicken: Not sure about the age since we got them from a friend. Skinniest among other chickens and has been laying these types of eggs for at least 3 days.

    Egg: The egg is a normal size compared to others but the colour is much paler. Lines of the shell seem to be coming out and a tint of red on each of those lines. Lines go all around the eggs.

    Sorry that there is no photo. I have taken some photos and hopefully I can manage to put this on. But for the mean time, if people know what I mean, please reply [​IMG]

    Thank you!!! ~

    EDIT: I have just been searching on the web and found a picture that looks like it
    Please go here http://www.google.com.au/imgres?q=strange+egg&um=1&hl=en&sa=N&biw=1920&bih=989&authuser=0&tbm=isch&tbnid=Tm7nOgEcqJEB2M:&imgrefurl=http://www.thelensflare.com/imgs/strange-egg_32705.html&docid=VOo0nDHLBr5WAM&imgurl=http://cdn.mymarkettoolkit.com/90/gallery/large/strangeegg_32705.jpg&w=500&h=375&ei=RLLyTrrDFOrmmAWhtuSfAg&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=313&vpy=422&dur=2519&hovh=194&hovw=259&tx=185&ty=153&sig=103497187028921737983&page=1&tbnh=128&tbnw=170&start=0&ndsp=66&ved=1t:429,r:21,s:0
    egg on the right looks like it but it has more of a red tint on the lines and more stronger lumps... [​IMG]
    Last edited: Dec 21, 2011
  2. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 11, 2011
    I get some eggs like that every once in a while. Mostly my oldest girl lays them, but occasionally I'll get one from a new layer or one will pop from someone who has been laying normal eggs for a while. I just chalk it up to a glitch in their egg laying system. And I wouldn't worry too much unless she continues to lay the ugly eggs. My wrinkled eggs have all been normal inside, so we just eat them. Good luck!
  3. ChickenGirl165

    ChickenGirl165 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 7, 2011
    Quote:Thank you for replying. I hope my chicken isn't getting old. Her first one was bad, the second one had a bit of wrinkles andthe 3rd one is what I described. I hope to see a g egg today [​IMG]

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