Egglaying

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Chicky momma, Dec 24, 2012.

  1. Chicky momma

    Chicky momma New Egg

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    Hi, Can anyone tell me if hens ever get eggs stuck..... she's been laying for a few months everyday and all the sudden she wont walk and her back-end is kinda humped up???
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Yes, it is called eggbound. Put her in a sink or basin with warm water and let her soak for a while, hopefully get her calmed down. Then put her in a dark quiet place by herself, keep her warm, of course offer food and water. A bit of Preparation H up her backside (vent) sometimes help; it shrinks the mucous membranes.

    Here are a couple of threads about eggbound hens from our FAQ forum (near the top of the forum:)

    Egg bound
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=32648&p=1
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=22308
     
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  3. Chicky momma

    Chicky momma New Egg

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    Thanks so much for the info... will get her soaking right away, and Merry Christmas!
     
  4. Chicky momma

    Chicky momma New Egg

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    Thanks so much for the info... will get her soaking right away, and Merry Christmas!
     

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