Are stars more prone to eggbound?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Fruit Juice, Mar 17, 2009.

  1. Fruit Juice

    Fruit Juice Songster

    Mar 13, 2009
    Boulder, CO
    Are stars more prone to eggbound than other breeds that lay less?
  2. MoodyChicken

    MoodyChicken Songster

    Feb 15, 2009
    Northern California
    Stars are more prone to a lot of reproductive issues. Often times their vent muscles just stop working. It depends on the strain though.
  3. KrisRose

    KrisRose Songster

    Mar 9, 2007
    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.
  4. Birch Run Farm

    Birch Run Farm Biddy up!

    Sep 5, 2008
    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.
  5. CovenantCreek

    CovenantCreek Chicks Rule!

    Oct 19, 2007
    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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