Eggbound chicken???

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jrhodes, Aug 8, 2011.

  1. jrhodes

    jrhodes Out Of The Brooder

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    My hen acts like she is trying to lay an egg, but can't seem to do it. What can I do to help with this problem?
     
  2. speckledegg

    speckledegg Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm new to raising chickens so hopefully someone more experienced can help. Can you give us some more info on your hen? How old is she? Has she been laying regularly? Is she acting fine otherwise? Eating and drinking ok?
     
  3. welasharon

    welasharon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some suggest crushing up some tums and putting it in her water. I have used the warm water soak successfully. YOu can do a search on her for more detailed suggestions.
    sharon
     

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