Wrinkled eggs

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by kflowers, Feb 12, 2007.

  1. kflowers

    kflowers New Egg

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    Does anyone know why chickens will occasionally lay a wrinkled egg? This is for a science fair project for my students so any information you have will be appreciated.
     
  2. SandraChick

    SandraChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    no clue...my sister has a particular chicken that's recently begun to do that....

    As a GUESS...the egg isn't "sliding" through the reproductive system as smoothly as it should as the eggshell is hardening. I have NO scientific evidence to back me up though.

    Sandra
     
  3. shareenwtiger

    shareenwtiger New Egg

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    It's usually the chickens first egg. Other than that, it's most likely just like Sandra said or like in most cases, malnutrition.
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  4. pegbo

    pegbo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, some times my big girls[shaver reds] will have a wrinkled egg. I usually up their oyster shells when it happens and that seems to help.
     
  5. RedRoosterFarm

    RedRoosterFarm **LOVE MY SERAMAS**

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    I believe some dieases cause wrinkled eggs(dont freak, you dont have any im sure) ILT causes strange looking wrinkles on the shell. Also when my birds first start to lay they are wrinkled too.
     
  6. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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  7. RedRoosterFarm

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  8. JerseyGiantfolk

    JerseyGiantfolk Overrun With Chickens

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    Your chicken could have a respiratory disease, signs are wrinkly eggs, purple on the comb, heavy breathing and sometimes staying away from the flock. [​IMG]
     
  9. dawg53

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    A good way to tell if it's Infectious Bronchitis Virus (IBV,) is to crack a wrinkled egg open and see if the whites are watery, a sure sign of IBV. Of course there may be other respiratory symptoms.
     
  10. ClareScifi

    ClareScifi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, dear. I cracked the wrinkled egg my pullet laid this morning, and while some of the white was normal, I'd say half of the yolk WAS watery. The pullet is taking a dustbath at present and seems okay, but if it is IBV, are there any other symptoms.
     

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