In the Brooder
- Jun 10, 2010
My hen has not laid an egg for the past two days at least. This afternoon, she was in the nest box for several hours and did not lay. She drank but had no interest in food. I brought her inside, filled a tub with warm water, put her in it, and waited to see if she could push the egg out with help from the steam. Nothing. She has been egg bound before and laid the egg with this treatment. Today, she was not pushing very hard like last time, just a little. Then I noticed what looked like a strip of paper about 1/4 inch wide sticking out about 1 inch from her vent. I do not know if this is what is causing her to be blocked up. I also do not know if it is something she ate or if it is some soft egg shell that came off. I am tempted to pull it but do not want to damage her insides. Any advice? I need to know what to do to save her.