Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Kelso roosters, Aug 26, 2013.

  1. Kelso roosters

    Kelso roosters In the Brooder

    Jul 18, 2013
    So my hen started laying a week or two ago and she gave me 5 really nice eggs but today I was out side with the girls and I notice one was not coming to eat she was laying in her mud bath spot with a full yolk next to her and now she looks tired she layed a nice egg for me today now this I'm scared please help have any of u had this happen to one of your hens and will she be ok?:(

  2. Messipaw

    Messipaw Songster

    Apr 3, 2013
    Bump. Any suggestions?
  3. Dutchess

    Dutchess Songster

    She probably just had a hiccup (for lack of better terms) in her laying. Sometimes when they are first starting to lay, their body is still getting used to the egg passing through the system. Sometimes the system gets a hiccup and a shell doesn't form, or maybe it forms, but it's like a rubbery shell.
    I wouldn't worry too much about her, she's just getting used to popping those eggs out! Her system will adjust. Just be sure that they have plenty of oyster shell to help aide in making the shells for the eggs.
    I had a hen that did that and I started feeding them oyster shells and haven't had a problem since!
    Good luck!
  4. chfite

    chfite Songster

    Jun 7, 2011
    Taylors, SC
    Does she look OK? We all have bad days. If she perks back up, there may not be anything wrong. She may have had a bad time laying the egg you saw.

  5. Kelso roosters

    Kelso roosters In the Brooder

    Jul 18, 2013
    Well today she is looking tied still she lays around every where. In he yard when the others run around happy and she had a soft looking egg hanging out the vent and I think she's egg bound I gave her a hot bath and then put some olive oil in her vent then I let her for 10 min and came back out and looked it was gone but she still looks tied a stays away from the others she not acting the same I am worried sick:( I don't wanna loose her:(

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