Does anyone know contributing factors to a pullet becoming egg-bound?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Cheep, Aug 21, 2010.

  1. Cheep

    Cheep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could surprising them while they are sitting on the nest do it ?[​IMG]
     
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    I don't think that would do it. I know I learned from one of the "elders" on BYC that hens that start laying at a super early age are more prone to becoming eggbound.
     
  3. WhetzelMomma

    WhetzelMomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't think so. None of my pullets will let me touch them, so when I catch one on a nest, I go in and pet them... they still lay. Even tho I know they don't like being trapped like that... lol
     

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