Wrinkled egg

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by kmwright, Aug 5, 2011.

  1. kmwright

    kmwright Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 24, 2010
    Winters, CA
    Is this normal? I picked this egg up today, it's from my red sexlink that laid the "torpedo" egg the other day. It's wrinkled at the top and has this dark brown spot on the bottom. My hens get plenty of calcium in the form of yogurt and oyster shells.



    This is the long egg she laid the other day. All of hers have been double yolks lately.

  2. Attila the Hen

    Attila the Hen Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 6, 2010
    Blue Ridge GA
    I haven't seen that before, but then I am relatively new. My 4 hens lay all sorts of shapes, color and textured eggs and they are all BOs. Once I had an egg that was like paper and it just disintegrated at my touch. I let them eat it.
  3. hcppam

    hcppam Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have seen the wrinkled eggs before, some glitch coming down the tube LOL.
  4. Mattemma

    Mattemma Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 12, 2009
    I have had those exact looking eggs from my red sex link hens.They have also laid thin shelled eggs.One time during illness there was a shell-less egg!
  5. Gooter

    Gooter Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 19, 2010
    central VA
    I get those from time to time and I wish I'd have taken a picture of the odd one I got this week. Very wrinkled and lop-sided egg that was kind of squared off at the top. I think that just because there's calcium available in several places for my hens, they don't always eat it, or eat enough of it. I may start putting some in my feed bowls.
  6. SIMPleChick

    SIMPleChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 10, 2011
    Just happens! Egg farms reject any that might "Look" un-perfect, so thats why we never see them in the store, what a waste. Well, I'm sure they are sold to other factories for animal food but still, there's nothing wrong with them, just look different...
  7. chickyluvr97526

    chickyluvr97526 New Egg

    Aug 5, 2011
    I get those once in a while from our RIR's and Red Stars...still taste the same to me. [​IMG]
  8. Nic&Chickies

    Nic&Chickies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 23, 2010
    New Britain, CT
    Our White Leghorn is the one who lays "odd" eggs the most. Lots of wrinkled ones like in your post, and just today, a torpedo-shaped (very thin, but long egg). Maybe I can take pictures, and edit this post to show them, later on (when my cell phone's working again).

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