egg-bound hen?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jesskoot, Jun 10, 2010.

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  1. jesskoot

    jesskoot In the Brooder

    Jul 22, 2009
    Central VA
    How do you know if a hen is egg-bound - I have posted on the emergency area of the forum too, but what are the signs for an egg=bound hen? I would think it would be fairly uncomfortable but mine is sitting quietly on the nest, and has been for the past 7 hours. She is a Barred Rock, 10 months old, small but no problems in the past, lays well. There may be much more to having home poulty than I thought.....
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    Standing like a penguin is usually the first sign. It's better to have this in Emergencies (plus, against the rules to cross post [​IMG]) so I'm going to close this one.
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