Eggbound and I must help, but how?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by kimntep, May 11, 2011.

  1. kimntep

    kimntep Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 30, 2010
    Ocala, Florida
    My smallest white hen is obviously eggbound and I believe she has been for quite some time as I've gotten 1 less white egg for 2 weeks. She is acting totally fine; eating, drinking, sleeping, pooping, but she's in and out of the nesting box a lot and I can see a large egg from behind. She is still missing a lot of hiney feathers from molting, so it's easy to see the egg and it is definitely intact. She's one of my more nervous girls, so I'm afraid of stressing her even more. Is there anything else I can try before resorting to the bath and massage method?
  2. scratch'n'peck

    scratch'n'peck Overrun With Chickens

    Oct 31, 2008
    West Michigan
    My Coop
    Don't you wish you could just spray her butt with some vegetable oil and it would pop out? I don't think there is much that would help without stressing her some, but maybe someone else will have some ideas.

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