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Wrinkly egg

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chickymamma78, Aug 28, 2016.

  1. chickymamma78

    chickymamma78 Out Of The Brooder

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    I found this wrinkly egg this afternoon and one from earlier today that was so small to what my girls normally lay covered in hard little bumps.
     
  2. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Chicken Obsessed

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    How old are your chickens? It seems that both younger and older layers can get glitches in the production line. The wrinkly, soft-shelled and shell-less eggs tend to come from older chickens in my experience. Big double-yolkers and small bantam-sized eggs are what I usually get from the young ones just starting to lay. (The other day DH cracked open a little pullet egg that was a double-yolker. They are the cutest little eggs!)
     
  3. chickymamma78

    chickymamma78 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 2 young ones about 6 months old and the rest are all older 1yr+.
     
  4. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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