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Double Yolkers - help

  1. pattyp
    Howdy we have an Isa Brown called Penny. Penny always layed doubles as a young hen she has always been fit and healthy and has the nicest temperament. She stopped laying at about 2 1/2 years for over twelve months. We recently got some new babies that have just started to lay and Penny has now joined in, the only issue is that she is laying double Yolkers everytime. It can take her up to a week to lay on of these eggs they are huge. She always looks uncomfortable before the egg arrives. Penny is now about 3 1/2 and I can't find any information about older chooks laying doubles much less every time she lays. I would prefer she went into retirement we don't rely on her for eggs and I am really worried she will die one day because of these massive eggs. Does any one have any ideas about how I can help her. I give her yogurt, oil and warm baths when she looks like she needs extra help but she gets so swollen in her abdomen.

    Cheers Patty

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  1. pattyp
    Thanks...
  2. ChickenGrass
  3. ChickenGrass
    You should put this in "chicken behaviour and egg laying"
    Hope this helps

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