Can a Pullet Get Eggbound?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by MesMama, Sep 2, 2016.

  1. MesMama

    MesMama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She isn't wanting to leave the nesting box, we haven't seen her lay anything. I can't feel an egg? Not interested in food, drinks water, poops but acts like something is wrong when we take her out of the coop. Not interested in clover which she usually loves, brought her inside and offered scrambled egg, nope.

    Any thoughts?
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Check inside her vent with one finger inserted 1-2 inches just to make sure of no stuck egg. She could possibly be broody, or want to hatch a clutch of eggs. Symptoms include pulling any egg set in front of her under herself , running around with an inverted V-shaped tail and clucking when removed from her nest, pecking at or growling at anyone who comes close, sitting in a trance, and when she is removed, may go a pass a huge bright green smelly dropping. Broodies only leave their nest a time or two daily, and grab a bite, pass a dropping, and go back to the nest. A broody should be broken if you do not want her to hatch eggs. This can take a week in a pen with food and water but no bedding.
     

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