Egg Bound Question

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by cluckylisa, Mar 22, 2009.

  1. cluckylisa

    cluckylisa In the Brooder

    Mar 2, 2009
    Central Minnesota
    I recently heard of this for the first time, and wonder if this is a common problem? Does it affect certain breeds more than others?
  2. Blue_Myst

    Blue_Myst Songster

    Feb 5, 2009
    It's fairly common, but there are so many factors to consider, such as prolapsing, size of eggs, age, amount calcium in many things that can affect risk of egg binding.

    It seems to affect the breeds which lay larger eggs and lay for a long time. The more eggs they lay, the bigger the risk, I'd say.

    Making sure the hens have a good layer feed and plenty of oyster shell/egg shells is the best preventative measure.

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