Handicap chicken-how to stop egg laying

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Hopeful Hope, Oct 28, 2015.

  1. Hopeful Hope

    Hopeful Hope New Egg

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    Hi. I have an Americana who is very handicapped and she is 5.5 months old. She was born with a deformed leg that she can't use to walk on. Her other leg has 2 deformed toes so it is difficult for her to move around. I adopted her as soon as I heard she was "broken" just so I could give her the best life ever. She stays in my house and is spoiled to the point that she is just like a lap dog! So my question is, is there a way to stop her from laying eggs? I don't think her poor body could handle it. I don't want her to die because of this, especially if there is a way to prevent egg laying. Thank you in advance for any help anyone can give. Christi (Hope's human mom)
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Hi, Christi, welcome to BYC. As long as she is not overweight, egg laying should be no problem for her.
     
  3. Hopeful Hope

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  4. Hopeful Hope

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    Thank you so much for your response sourland! Do you think she will still be ok even if she can't walk? I'm not experienced with chickens at all so I don't know how they actually lay eggs.
     

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