Cloaca Kegel motions????

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by kscottjoyce, Jun 12, 2011.

  1. kscottjoyce

    kscottjoyce Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 22, 2011
    I have a pullet that started laying very small eggs a couple weeks ago. She is a New Hampshire Red. This morning she spent a couple hours in the laying box and no egg was laid. She is now out of the box and her tail feathers keep getting pulled down while at the same time the feathers below the cloaca move in an upward direction. It looks like she is doing chicken Kegel exercises. Just wondering if this could be a sign of an egg that is possibly stuck. Thank you for any information.
  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    Nope, that's normal. All hens do it.

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