What is with this egg?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mendozer, Oct 31, 2011.

  1. mendozer

    mendozer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This was the one I got today.

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    What's with that? They have good layer feed with plenty of calcium and they free range.
     
  2. AccentOnHakes

    AccentOnHakes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How long have they been laying?

    It could be just new laying problems, or these things just happen once in a while. Chickens aren't perfect. Don't worry until you keep getting these.
     
  3. Frithest

    Frithest Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ours aren't laying yet but I read that an wrinkled egg can be caused if it gets cracked as it's forming, and then resealed by more calcium, you get a wrinkly but intact egg. From "Storey's Guide to Raising Chickens", I think?
     
  4. mendozer

    mendozer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    cool ok. they're like 6.5 months old. the other eggs were normal so i figured this is maybe one bird's first egg
     
  5. Impress

    Impress Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's no moon.....

    Sorry, geek joke, it looks like the egg version of the Death Star from Star Wars!
     
  6. Starlight 451

    Starlight 451 Out Of The Brooder

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    That was a good one!
    I get those kinds of eggs from time to time.
    I don't think it's anything to worry about.
     
  7. oldorchardfarm

    oldorchardfarm Out Of The Brooder

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    its cause by bruising or breakage while the egg is forming happen's alot.i have even had a egg inside a egg before,thats from it starting down then getting pushed back in the ovum then a new eggshell grows around the old one.
     
  8. hmmcc123

    hmmcc123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Awesome! [​IMG]
     

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