1. rainbowlake mama hen

    rainbowlake mama hen In the Brooder

    Oct 2, 2010
    This is what I posted yesterday on another thread...reposting here with update: I have a hen who has been sitting on the nest quite a while today. I have been out twice over a couple of hour period and she was still there. Just went out again and just as I opened the door to check for eggs, she partially stood up and laid an egg (she was in an awkward position though while laying it....standing up very tall and seeming to strain a lot), I reached in to get the egg and she jumped off the nest. When I picked up the egg, I realized it had some blood on it. She immediately got back into the nest and turned around with her back to me and I noticed that it looks like either another egg or something coming out. She was straining trying to push it out. Could it be an egg? If I can I will get a pic to upload. Any help appreciated. Update is that today she has gone off to free-range and I haven't seen her. So no real update...help?
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  2. klmclain1

    klmclain1 Songster

    Mar 14, 2011
    any news on her? You could try some of the less invasive methods for an egg-bound hen - just in case - as they won't hurt her. Things like a nice, warm belly soak for 20 minutes or so, a gentle massage from front to back on her belly, and/or using a disposable glove - insert some olive oil both in her vent and around the vent. Might be worth a try.

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