Are stars more prone to eggbound?

KrisRose

Songster
12 Years
Mar 9, 2007
1,354
10
171
Davison, MI.
They are small bodied hens laying jumbo eggs. I considered myself lucky to still have my 4 going on 2 years.
I am no longer a fan of jumbo eggs.
 

Birch Run Farm

Biddy up!
11 Years
Sep 5, 2008
2,251
12
191
VERMONT
I have two McMurray red stars aged 7 years now. They are fine, obviously. I have never had an egg bound chicken.

As far as small bodies, I would characterize mine as average in size though some are a bit larger than others vice versa. I have ten red star pullets just coming into lay now. They were hatched the second week of October.
 

CovenantCreek

Chicks Rule!
12 Years
Oct 19, 2007
1,360
2
171
Franklin, TN
My Red Stars are roughly 2 now and have never shown signs of distress when it comes to laying. The quality of their eggs has dropped off, the shells have gotten very thin in some cases, shell-less eggs are more frequent, but nobody has ever been egg bound.
 

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