BR not able to lay, seems fine otherwise

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by birdmomma, Apr 12, 2011.

  1. birdmomma

    birdmomma Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi - my more than a year old BR has not laid for a few days, and has been in the nest box for more than an hour now. I've not noticed that she's had issues until a few days ago, except that she isn't a daily layer. She's free-range, seems to be eating well - the only big issue is that we've had a lot of rain here in Ohio and the coop is too small to keep them in all day. I felt her abdomen - it doesn't seem to be swollen. What could be wrong?
     
  2. tammye

    tammye Chillin' With My Peeps

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    a warm soak in the tub is what is recommended for an egg bound hen and some lub like olive oil around her vent
     
  3. birdmomma

    birdmomma Out Of The Brooder

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    well - she did finally lay - took more than 2 hours and the egg is normal sized. Should i just keep an eye on her - 2 hours does seem awfully long - and do the baths if she seems to need it?
     

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