How to tell if an egg is stuck?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Stands With A Fiddle, Sep 16, 2009.

  1. Stands With A Fiddle

    Stands With A Fiddle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How do you tell if a hen has an egg that's stuck? I have a hen that is normally a decent layer who has not laid in a bit. She seems a little less active, but we've had some crazy stormy and dark weather over the last few days too. She doesn't seem to be spending tons of time nesting, though.

    Does anyone have experience with this?
     
  2. Elite Silkies

    Elite Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    Does she seem distressed?

    You can put a few drops of mineral oil in her vent and using rubber gloves, check in her vent and see if you feel an egg.
     
  3. Stands With A Fiddle

    Stands With A Fiddle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That will be a two-person job.

    I'll see if my father is available tomorrow evening to assist.
     

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