Can Hens Get Clogged Up?

Ramblin Rose

Hatching
11 Years
Mar 10, 2008
2
0
7
I have 3 young hens, bought them last year (spring), and I have one older hen laying and one younger hen sitting, but not laying and the other young hen is just watching with amusement as the other two fight for the same spot. I thought I had heard at one time that sometimes they get clogged up and you have to unclog them. Has anyone else heard of this malady? The other hen seems like she's bulging and needs to lay. And yes, I do have a rooster, bought at the same time.
 

Stormhorse23

Songster
12 Years
Aug 22, 2007
1,316
3
179
Indiana
yes, in a way. She could be egg-bound. Do a little research on it and see if it fits your hen. I hope she's just waiting!
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BaronRenfrew

Songster
11 Years
Feb 18, 2008
285
11
141
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
The only time i had a hen egg bound was when put in a cage (and she wasn't used to a cage).

I wouldn't worry about a hen waiting for a free nest. Wild birds hold the egg untill the coast is clear to go drop it in the nest. (before sitting on a clutch)

Bert
 

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