Why is my chicken laying wrinkled eggs?!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Nelson-Collier, May 21, 2019.

  1. Okay. Got 7 Golden Commies (not communists). They all lay eggs. They are healthy, well fed, have a surplus of water. They don't act stressed, they are really sweet. But one laid this egg. Can someone tell me what's going on? DSC00597.JPG DSC00597.JPG DSC00597.JPG DSC00598.JPG DSC00599.JPG DSC00600.JPG
     
  2. Hencraze24

    Hencraze24 Songster

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    well, the biggest problem is lack of calcium.
     
  3. Hencraze24

    Hencraze24 Songster

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    Do you feed your birds oyster shells? they have a high source of calcium. feeding them eggshells also gives them some. (however, this can lead to egg eaters if you aren't careful enough)
     
  4. john_wrightson2003

    john_wrightson2003 Chirping

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    Im sorry to hear that... but i have to agree with the others, thats its a calcium issue.
     
  5. Hencraze24

    Hencraze24 Songster

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    this can also be a sign that your hens are being handled roughly
     
  6. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Crossing the Road

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    What are you feeding your girls?
    Are they "new" to laying?
    Are the shells soft?

    If you're feeding layer, it's still good to have Oyster Shells available for them in a separate dish. Newbies to laying sometimes have quirks, their system is developing but more likely they are in need of more calcium as others have pointed out.
     
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  7. Hencraze24

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    Oyster shells are somewhat pricey, but it is worth it. Without them, your birds will tire themselves out early.
     
  8. Shadrach

    Shadrach Roosterist

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    This article might help.
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/articles/common-egg-quality-problems.65923/
     
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  9. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Enabler

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    How long has she been laying eggs?
    It looks like a slab sided egg to me.
    An egg like that is usually from being kept in the shell gland too long, it's more commonly seen in young layers.
    Not every odd egg is due to lack of calcium, sometimes there's just a "glitch". I would see if it continues before making any drastic changes to diet.

    It is always a good idea to make oyster shell available free choice for laying pullets/hens.
     
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  10. imnukensc

    imnukensc Crowing

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    A 5 lb bag of oyster shell is $7 at TSC. Unless you have a huge flock it's cheap and lasts a long, long time. Still on the same bag I bought 2 years ago for my 5 hens and there's at least 4 more years worth in the bag.
     
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