1 egg per day for three days, one shell-less egg on 4th day

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jjdesch, Oct 12, 2009.

  1. jjdesch

    jjdesch Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi all,

    One of my six pullets (a RIR) has just started laying. She layed one smallish egg per day for three days, then on the fourth day she layed a shell-less "membrane" egg, and now nothing for the past two days. On Sunday i heard a lot of commotion and egg song (actually, some of it sounded painfull) but still no more eggs. I realize they are young and these shell-less -icky eggs can happen, but I am concerned she may be egg bound. However, she seems happy, runs around and is eating like a trooper. I am wondering, what are the signs of a pullet/hen becoming egg-bound, and if so - what do I do? I am guessing it is gonna be clinically gross. Perhaps I am just being a worry wart....
     
  2. Chicken Fruit

    Chicken Fruit Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 25, 2009
    Echo Homestead
    They might cry in pain, or become sullen, not move around so much and lose interest in food. Generally they take on a strange stance, with their tail drooped down and kinda waddling. Their bellies between their legs seem swollen and sore.

    I bet she's just fine. Its normal for pullets to take a few days off in the beginning. And the membrane egg is pretty normal.

    You do have them on layer pellets right? Or you're supplimenting them?
     
  3. jjdesch

    jjdesch Out Of The Brooder

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    layer pellets since they were 18 weeks, they are 20-21 now
     

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