Chickens float

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by coyotesmommy, Dec 17, 2011.

  1. coyotesmommy

    coyotesmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I tried the old soak the chicken routine again, because I don't believe my 8 1/2 month barred rock has yet to lay an egg...Don't tell my husband because I used his hot tub!! [​IMG]
    after about 20 minutes my arms were going to sleep from holding on the chicken so I let go!! GUESS WHAT!! CHICKENS FLOAT!! [​IMG] She floated over here she floated over there she was very content with her little bath. [​IMG]
     
  2. elmo

    elmo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Um, why do you think soaking a chicken will start her laying? I think that's something you can try if you think your hen may be eggbound.

    At this time of year, particularly, getting a chicken wet like that could cause her to get chilled. I hope you dry her off indoors really well before she has to go back into winter weather.
     
  3. coyotesmommy

    coyotesmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, I think she is egg bound.
     
  4. coyotesmommy

    coyotesmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I dried her off really good, and she is out in the warm sun.
     
  5. JakRat

    JakRat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is hilarious! She does look like a little rubber duckie [​IMG]

    When I have to give my Belgium a bath because his foot feathers get gross I blow dry him... he just sits there are loves the heat... hmmm maybe I will have to fill the bathtub up to see if they want a bath and to see if they float... what if some breeds float and others dont! LOL
     
  6. JakRat

    JakRat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:did you feel for an egg? you could always turn the hot tub on and turn it on to a warm not hot setting and see if that helps relax her muscles or something... I have no idea what to do about being egg bound but you never know! You could be a pioneer of chicken water therapy [​IMG]
     
  7. cottagechick

    cottagechick Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. coyotesmommy

    coyotesmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:OMG that is the best! ! Spool cute
     
  9. elmo

    elmo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Why do you think she's eggbound? What behavior have you noticed?

    Being eggbound and being an internal layer, for example, are different. And of course there's always the possibility that this hen is a late bloomer who isn't laying right now because of the short days of winter. Come spring, she might just get going on her own.
     
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  10. Fierlin1182

    Fierlin1182 powered-flight

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    That's cute!! There was another thread about swimming chickens around a while ago too, I think they're adorable. [​IMG] Probably explains why they don't go running for shelter every time it starts to pour. [​IMG] They don't mind one bit!
     

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