HELP! Laying hen acting distressed!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by pippsqueak, Aug 21, 2011.

  1. pippsqueak

    pippsqueak Out Of The Brooder

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    So I got my first egg yesterday from my 25 week old RIR and today she is making strange squawking noises and is pacing back and forth. She is in the nesting box scratching the wood since she's kicked all the shavings out and her rear-end is pulsating. I am worried she is egg bound but this is my first time so I wasn't sure if this is normal. Is there something I can do to help her? Please help!
     
  2. tclegg

    tclegg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She might be getting ready to lay another egg--just relax and check on her here through out the day--it's alittle upsetting to her too. She's probably not sure whats going on either...Just watch her yo will probably have an egg here soon. Once they get in nesting box usually within half hour they lay egg--and then will let you know it...[​IMG]
     
  3. pippsqueak

    pippsqueak Out Of The Brooder

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    She finally laid it. It took her about three hours to finally get it out. I just feel bad for her and worry that she's stressed. I a worry-wort about my girls. [​IMG]
     
  4. tclegg

    tclegg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congratulations She will get a routine--it takes awhile for their bodies to get a system worked out. But before long it won't be so traumatic for either one of you. And you will be standing their waiting to grab that egg...and she will go here momma--an egg for a scrambled...and it will be about everyday like clockwork...LOL [​IMG]
     

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