Wrinkled shell

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by betsycam, Aug 22, 2014.

  1. betsycam

    betsycam Chirping

    Oct 9, 2013
    I have a RIR who is laying some really wierd looking wrinkled eggs. When I cracked them open to eat, there was some cloudy stuff - yuck. The second weird egg wasn't as bad as the first so I thought whatever it was is resolving itself, but then yesterday she laid one that was equally as strange as the first.

    I bought her as a pullet with two others, and either they contracted Marek's at my place or came with it, because those two died a couple of months ago and UC Davis' extension office necropsied them and found Marek's. I thought this remaining girl was now a carrier who would live with it, but could this egg situation be a symptom of Marek's?


  2. cafarmgirl

    cafarmgirl Crowing

    Infectious bronchitis also can cause shells like that. Sometimes birds will have a mild case and show few symptoms so you may not even notice.
  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO.

    Jun 15, 2012
    Is she a new layer? Sometimes new layers will lay unshelled or other bad eggs when they are starting out. Shriveled eggs are not a symptom of Marek's Disease, but if she has gotten Marek's, it could have affected her laying ability.
  4. iwiw60

    iwiw60 Crowing

    Jan 27, 2014
    Central Oregon
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  5. cheepcheep riri

    cheepcheep riri Chirping

    Apr 16, 2014
    I got one of those today and when I cracked it open it had a bad yolk and white cream cheese lie stuff in it. Could this be from a younger chicken or an older?

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