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Holding back laying or egg stuck?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by PaintedMeadows, Oct 30, 2008.

  1. PaintedMeadows

    PaintedMeadows Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our newly laying pullet didn't lay an egg yesterday so out of curiousity I picked her up last night and took a peek at her vent. I could see an egg there. She still hadn' t laid at last check. Yesterday we had freezing rain so all of the chickens stayed in the coop instead of out free ranging. She doesn't seem to like to lay when any chickens or people are in the coop with her. My question is, can they hold back laying like that? If they can then will it cause problems? Could the egg be stuck? Is it possible that she will lay 2 eggs today? Should I be worried? Oh, too late. [​IMG]
     
  2. Chicabee19

    Chicabee19 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is a very good question. I was wondering how long an egg can stay just at the vent before one must determine that it is stuck.

    Hopefully someone will come with a good answer soon!
     
  3. PaintedMeadows

    PaintedMeadows Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone? I am getting worried. Still no egg. [​IMG]
     
  4. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    I would go ahead and get some KY and rub it on her vent. If that doesn't help you can serach egg bound and there are a whole bunch of remedies. Use KY before vaseline because it is water based and can be absorbed.
     
  5. PaintedMeadows

    PaintedMeadows Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks debiraymond. I think it was you thread about your turken being eggbound that I just read. So I went out and checked her and felt her tummy and nothing. I don't see it anymore either so she either layed it in the coop and they ate it or she laid it outside somewhere but it isn't there anymore. I appreciate the reply. Your thread also answered my question about 2 eggs backing up. Glad your girl came out OK. I am not a turken fan but yours is a cute little chook.
     
  6. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Isn't she though? She is such a little delinquent! Right after that eggbound incident, she went broody, so we put her in jail for 2 days. That stopped the broody, but she hasn't layed since then. After that I bet she doesn't WANT to!
     

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