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Butchering an Egg Bound Chicken?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by fowl farm, Nov 26, 2012.

  1. fowl farm

    fowl farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 9, 2012
    I have some chickens to butcher and one appears to be egg bound. Would it be a bad idea to butcher that one?
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

    Nov 23, 2010
    St. Louis, MO
    It won't make any difference. It would be best to butcher it now before she dies from being eggbound.
  3. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 14, 2011
    Central Oregon
    You need to either treat her or butcher her. She's going to die if you don't do something. My vote would be to butcher because if you get her through it, it might happen to her over and over.

    If you have an egg bound hen make sure that the flock has access to all the calcium that they want. Low calcium is one possible cause of hens getting egg bound.
  4. fowl farm

    fowl farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 9, 2012
    Okay. It's happened before but has cleared up by the next day. Thanks

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