Hello from Aldergrove bc

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by canadamec, Aug 28, 2013.

  1. canadamec

    canadamec New Egg

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    Amateur here...
    I got 12 2yo hens for 20$
    Got lots of eggs last past year great!!
    But I have this 3 yo hen now that lays on rotten eggs!! I have no rooster!!
    And she keeps laying there on em!!
    I'm confused so I don't even know if she drinks or eat at all!!?
    Today I moved her to get one egg ( all mad at me) grab one break it to the fence post
    And boom it explodes!!!
    Got some in my EYES!!!
    I'm freakin out a little
    What's goin on here ?
    Should I go see a doc ?
    Is that chicken retarded ?
    Thanks for reading please help!
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    [​IMG] Hens will set for long periods of time even if their eggs are infertile. Throw all of the eggs away - very carefully. Your eye should be fine. The stench may linger for several days.
     
  3. loveourbirds

    loveourbirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i would wash out your eyes well, with a saline eye wash. but you are probably fine. watch for any signs of infections.

    your hen is just broody, you dont need a rooster for them to go broody. its caused by a change in the hormone progesterone, and is pretty much uncontrollable. there are things you can do to break a broody hen, putting them on wire with no nest box sometimes works. if you use sorghum in your feed, and can cut it back - it may help. take all the eggs from her, and keep them removed daily. the eggs are fine to eat as long as they dont float in water. (i would throw all the first days eggs away just in case).

    hens typically wont set if they dont feel secure, and they don't have enough eggs for a clutch. (a clutch is the hen's idea of how many eggs are worth her while for lack of better description)
     
  4. canadamec

    canadamec New Egg

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    Wow very good and thank you sooo much
    That was very nice of you to help me
    I'm so amazed !!
    Didn't expect that at all
    Wow lol
    I'm gonna go now and move that retarded hen
    Up in that tree , where the other one sleep
    Best regards!
    Eric
     
  5. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined us! [​IMG]
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  7. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas and [​IMG]! Pleased to have you in our flock!! Good luck and best wishes!
     
  8. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC!
     
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    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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