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Help! is this "egg-bound"?

post #1 of 6
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For 1 week now, my khaki campbell duck looks like she is egg bound.  she is eating and is like she usually is but she has a big bump underneath her and 

I want to know if this is "egg-bound"..  it has been 1 week now that I noticed this.   you can see in the first picture that there is a huge egg-like lump.  It does not seem to be bothering her however.  I am giving her warm baths.   We have no vets nearby and no bird vet at all in our area.  So if she is egg bound I will need to do some research. 


Thank you for any help...

 

 

post #2 of 6

Was she laying before you noticed the lump?

post #3 of 6
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She was laying during the spring time and had a brood of ducklings that are now 2 months old.  She and my other mommy ducks have not laid any eggs yet since the hatchings.

She is eating and quacking and waddling around as usual.  I noticed that bump a short while ago and 

remembered that they can become egg-bound.  But she is not looking like she is in pain at all.

post #4 of 6

Is she molting?

post #5 of 6

I noticed a feather on your table there so that's the reason for my question.

post #6 of 6
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Molting?   

Well I guess she is because she was not egg bound.  Just a normal part of growing up.  She is 1 1/2 yrs old now.   In the spring all my hens had ducklings but they have not laid any eggs since that time so I am wondering when they will lay eggs again.   Will they just lay eggs in the spring that are fertilized?    None of my hens ever lay eggs otherwise and they do have a secure area, have a pond, eat their fill and have tons of friends.  They all have secure pens where I lock them up at night against all predators especially weasels.

 

Just a bit confused since I read in alot of articles that each breed has an average egg laying that goes on throughout the year.  

 

None of mine lay at all.  All the ducklings are grown and are about 4 months old now.  Of course it is starting to be quite cold up here.  Had 2 ground frosts already.

 

Will my hens ever lay eggs other than the fertilized ones during the spring?

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