can eggs back up in a chicken?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Jeannine, Dec 23, 2008.

  1. Jeannine

    Jeannine Out Of The Brooder

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    One of my year-olds seems to have a problem . . . she sat in her nesting box for a few hours yesterday into last night, and I'm worried. She seems to be wanting to lay an egg, and lifts up while squatting once in a while (and I see no egg under her), but nothing is happening.
    She has been a good layer all this past summer, and even all last week. Can it happen that a chicken can get "backed up" with eggs? Is there anything that I can do??
    I only have three hens and one roo. They are cooped at night, but I let them out to roam the yard most every day. They always seem to have such fun running around and scratching.
    So much to learn . . .
     
  2. danischi24

    danischi24 Loves naked pets

    Aug 17, 2008
    Australia
    Check her vent & feel inside to see if she has a shell-less egg as they find it hard to lay those. Also feel her abdomen to see if you can feel a normal egg.
     
  3. Jeannine

    Jeannine Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks, I'm just waiting for daylight, and will have to go check the coop. Hope she's not still on the nest! If so, I'll try.
     
  4. Jeannine

    Jeannine Out Of The Brooder

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    :)Glad to say that she's doing fine this morning! No egg in her nesting box (just some poop), but she's running around like nothing happened, so I'm thrilled.[​IMG]
     

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