Shock as hen lays crinkly eggs

CAN you eggs-plain this?Julie Abbott couldn't believe her own eyes when she looked at the strange, crinkly eggs that were being laid by one of her much-loved chickens.

CAN you eggs-plain this?

Julie Abbott couldn't believe her own eyes when she looked at the strange, crinkly eggs that were being laid by one of her much-loved chickens.

But despite being surprised by the intriguing shape Miss Abbott, 53, of Camden Road, Ipswich, said she was still happy to cook the eggs and they tasted completely normal.

Today she is asking if anyone else has experienced the phenomenon of a chicken laying the odd eggs.


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She said: “We had two chickens and one died so I wanted another one to keep it company, but the farmer we got them from in the spring persuaded us to take six.

“Since then we've noticed the crinkly eggs but we don't know which chicken is laying the eggs and it's impossible to find out.

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“I've heard of eggs within eggs and also extra large eggs, but I've not heard of crinkly eggs before.

“I phoned the vets and the receptionist said it could be that they are not getting enough grit or the right sort of vitamins.

“But we give them mash and lots of good stuff.”

Initially Miss Abbott, who lives with friend Robert Watling, was wary about trying the eggs, but once she cooked one she realised they were exactly the same inside as standard eggs.

She added: “It is very comical. They feel like normal, strong eggs, but they are just very crinkly.”

Have you found a strange phenomenon? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich IP4 1AN or e-mail eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk.

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