wrinkley egg....

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Smithyard Farm, Oct 17, 2012.

  1. Smithyard Farm

    Smithyard Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2012
    Pembroke NH
    what causes this...? is it still okay to eat? My hens had stopped laying for a bit due to an addition of a new bird.. they started back up and all is well. I was packing eggs this evening into egg cartons, and noticed this one... . Can you see the wrinkles...? its mostly on this side you see... egg is a tiny bit larger than normal... but not out of the ordinary...[​IMG]
  2. Big A Chickens

    Big A Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 29, 2012
    Palmetto, Georgia
    This can happen when a hen first start laying or an older hen restarts after a break. Make sure that you have them on a layer feed and or supply them with some oyster shell in a separate container to supplement the calcium that they need for good eggshells.

    You can also search for eggshell deformity and see what some of the others have to say.
  3. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    Yup, it's called a body checked egg. I get them now and then. They are fine.

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