Wrinkled Egg

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by connie001, Jun 18, 2011.

  1. connie001

    connie001 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 6 pullets that have just started laying. Usually I get 3-4 sometimes 5 eggs a day, though the eggs are getting larger and they are being layed more consistently. I am waiting for bird six (Dewey) to start laying. She must be the youngest. I thought she may have layed her first egg yesterday as I got 4 full sized eggs and one little one. Today though I went and collected the eggs and there were 5. Unfortunately the one egg was small and all wrinked. I broke it open and found that it had a very thin shell and the contents were very watery, though the yolk was normal. Is that something that is normal for a chicken just starting to lay, or should I be concerned? I have one chicken that lays hugh double yolkers so she sometimes skips a day. These hens are the sex-linked reds. Any thoughts? [​IMG]
     
  2. BetterHensandGardens

    BetterHensandGardens Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. connie001

    connie001 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Thank you for your response. I like the site and added it to my favorites. Great info.
     

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