Chicken behaviour

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Marisa14, Jan 15, 2019.

  1. Marisa14

    Marisa14 Chirping

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    Hi, I have a chicken that is 1 year old and has not layed an egg in 3 months despite going into the coop and coming out telling everyone she has layed one but there is no egg in sight!
    recently she is laying down a lot and breathing heavily.
     
  2. Shadrach

    Shadrach Roosterist

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    Hello Marisa14
    Welcome to BYC.
    My first step would be to check if she's egg bound. You can do this by gently inserting a finger into the hens vent, about an inch and a half deep and see if you can feel an egg.
    Hopefully someone with more experience with laying disorders will be along with further advice.
     
  3. Marisa14

    Marisa14 Chirping

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    Thanks so much for your reply so quickly. I will have a look tomorrow
     
  4. BlueBaby

    BlueBaby Crossing the Road

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    Hello, and welcome! Glad that you joined us here!
     
  5. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

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    Hello and welcome to BYC - I hope that you receive the advice you need :fl
     
  6. Chick-N-Fun

    Chick-N-Fun Almy Acres Farm

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    Welcome to our FUN-omenal community! Keep us posted and let us know what more we can help you with!
     
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  7. Marisa14

    Marisa14 Chirping

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    Thank you! So am I!
     
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  8. Marisa14

    Marisa14 Chirping

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    Thanks, yes I will!
     
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  9. Marisa14

    Marisa14 Chirping

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    I will have a feel today! What do I do if I can feel an egg!?
     
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  10. MissChick@dee

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    Hiya :frow
    Nice to meet you!
    :welcome

    Do you know how to check for egg binding?
     

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