Formerly eggbound hen has stopped laying eggs altogether

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Drosera, Jul 3, 2008.

  1. Drosera

    Drosera Out Of The Brooder

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    Mar 22, 2008
    Henryville, Quebec
    Last week, one of my hens was eggbound for 3-4 days. She finally laid her egg, which looked like someone had eaten it, and then thrown it back up. (yuck!)

    Since then, she hasn't laid anymore eggs. This isn't a problem for me as I'll just keep her as a pet. But I don't know what to be expecting here, if she'll start laying sporadically, or just not at all.

    In any case, she seems very fine now, has full energy and appetite.

    Thanks. [​IMG]
     
  2. LinckHillPoultry

    LinckHillPoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 17, 2008
    Pennsylvania
    How old is she?
    Are there any more eggs lodged in her?
     
  3. Drosera

    Drosera Out Of The Brooder

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    She was a 20 week old hen in April, so that makes her about 7-8 months old now?

    If what you said were true, shouldn't she be suffering again? It would have been 5 days since she laid that last egg. And she's acting right as rain today. She's never been a consistent producer, but I think this is the longest I've noticed her going without laying now.
     
  4. LinckHillPoultry

    LinckHillPoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 17, 2008
    Pennsylvania
    As long as she seems better she should be fine.

    Younger hens are more susceptible to being eggbound than older ones.
     

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