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Could it Cause Eggbound Hens?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ClareScifi, Mar 30, 2012.

  1. ClareScifi

    ClareScifi Songster

    Mar 30, 2011
    Yesterday I caught my big, huge roo mating with my tiny Sebright Bantie! I was horrified. He could hurt her.

    So I'm keeping her in a separate pen, because she doesn't seem to mind his attentions.

    So I've set up a makeshift nesting box in the separate run for her, and I have another hen in there with her for company.

    But do you think they could become eggbound by not having access to their old nesting boxes? Are they such creatures of habit that they could hold their eggs too long, hoping to get to their old laying spots, or do I need not worry? Will they lay their eggs easily in the new pen?

    Thanks for your help>

  2. Den in Penn

    Den in Penn Songster

    Dec 15, 2011
    SE Pa.
    It shouldn't cause her to be egg bound. They will adjust to their new place. There may be break in egg laying while settling in.

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