Eggbound pullet?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by nincomcoop, Jan 31, 2012.

  1. nincomcoop

    nincomcoop Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a light sussex pullet who laid her first egg on 1/22/12 and laid two consecutive days following but since then nothing. I've since seen her in the nest box twice (as recently as today) but no eggs. She appears to be acting normal and eating and drinking. Is this normal "pullet" behavior or should I be concerned that she's eggbound?
     
  2. M.sue

    M.sue Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 29, 2011
    Michigan
    It is normal behavior for a young pullet. It takes a little time for their systems to get use to what it's suppose to be doing and to get into a regular routine. I'd keep an eye on her just to be safe but I really don't think you have anything to be concerned about unless you see a change in behavior, eating habit or walking funny.
     
  3. nincomcoop

    nincomcoop Out Of The Brooder

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    Nine loooong days later.....she laid an egg!
     
  4. M.sue

    M.sue Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 29, 2011
    Michigan
    Congrats!!! I hope you gave her a treat!!!
     
    Last edited: Feb 4, 2012

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