Wrinkled shells

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by outskirts, Jan 18, 2009.

  1. outskirts

    outskirts Out Of The Brooder

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    What causes the shells to be wrinkled ? Out of 22 hens I have one a day that is wrinkled but sometimes two.
     
  2. AK_Button_Mama

    AK_Button_Mama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would like to know that too I have one that looked craked but it was wrinkled... I would think that it is caused in the area that the shell is added during the laying process. maybe a pert of that organ is over zealous or a part isnt keeping up, but that is my guess!
     
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Depends on how wrinkled. On occasion, one will seem that the pointy end is "folded" a bit, but a wadded up paper bag look can mean the hen has had a bout with infectious bronchitis. Also, molting can cause an egg issue or two, but usually more soft shelled eggs rater than wrinkles.
     
  4. outskirts

    outskirts Out Of The Brooder

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    They do look like a wadded up paper bag and the shells are thinner too
     

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