Her eggs are too large for her

rstampa

Songster
10 Years
Jun 18, 2009
429
4
121
Tampa, Florida
My red star (sex link) has been laying since Nov. 09 and has always produce supper giant large eggs. They look like duck eggs really. I feel so sorry for her because about 5 times a week she gets egg bound. She is my favorite and most friendly of them all. I've given them olive oil in the feed, yogurt and oil sunflower seed plus every remedy I've found posted here. I think the problem is that her eggs are so large and the shell is rough and blotchy.
I don't want to loose her is there anyone here that has had this problem? And is there anything that can be done to stop it?
Thanks

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PS I also posted on Disease and healthy problem. Wasn't sure were the pest place to post this.
 
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feathersnuggles

Songster
10 Years
Sep 4, 2009
1,120
14
151
Seattle
Poor little thing. I don't have this problem, and am not sure if there's anything that can be done, except for a hysterectomy. There's no way to reduce the size of eggs, that I know. I think I've read a couple posts where people had a vet perform a hysterectomy on their hen to save her life.
 

PamSCooper

Hatching
7 Years
Jul 28, 2012
6
0
7
Andover, NH
I also had a Red Star with this problem. Her eggs came out with stress fractures in them for about a month and then she suddenly died.

I have two more Red Stars and their eggs are very large but I don't see the hairline cracks in their eggs that their sister had. Does anyone have any ideas to help me keep these girls laying healthy sized eggs?
 

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