Can chickens hold in their eggs without going eggbound?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Nicole01, Jul 11, 2011.

  1. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 28, 2011
    Probably a stupid question, but can chickens hold in their eggs inside their bodies? When they don't lay due to outside heat or whatever reason, can they hold their eggs inside then? Or do the hens stop the egg process before the egg is developed?

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