i think i can feel an egg - broody or egg bound???????

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mynamehere, Feb 18, 2009.

  1. mynamehere

    mynamehere New Egg

    Oct 21, 2008
    Lakeland, FL
    My silkie started acting funny last thursday (feb 12) and wouldnt leave the nest box after friday.

    I went out of town (funeral) and when i returned she still was in the same box - i think she left the nest once in a while becasue there was no poo in the nest.

    I thought maybe she was egg bound, so i brought her in and soaked her in warm water. All i got were a couple of huge poos. (one a day, roughly)

    She is very very warm. And i swear i can feel an egg under her left leg. (or is it something else) I massage her, soak her, keep her in the bathroom with the heater on while hse is wet. Heater goes off when she is dry. She shivers constantly and i really think she is trying to push a lot. She eats (especially traets) but i have never seen her drink.

    what else.... oh yeah - she keeps her but up in the air - espically when i reach for her. And sometimes she spreads her wings out a little and fluffs up. Sometimes she acts like she wants to be 'serviced' if you know what i mean.

    If she is eggbound, wouldnt she be dead already - its been almost a week? I am really hoping that she is broody as opposed to egg bound, but i really think i can feel an egg, and it hasnt moved.

    help help help.....please. this is so time consuming, i spend hours with her everday between the butt soaking, and drying and massaging. I will feel pretty silly if she is broody after all this effort, but welcome the idea of her having a non-life threatenting condition.
  2. mynamehere

    mynamehere New Egg

    Oct 21, 2008
    Lakeland, FL
    i gave her two of my bantam eggs today when i went home for lunch.

    She immediatley pulled them under her and gave an official squat.

    My gosh.... i think she's broody.

    woo hoooooo - grand kids on the way!!!

    I hope anyway - i forgot to mention that her eggs usually had a little blood on them, and were much longer (funny shaped) than my other silkies eggs.

    Hopefully someone here can offer an opinion - (hint hint)
  3. katrinag

    katrinag Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sound like she is broody to me.
  4. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2008
    Eastern, Kentucky
    Sounds broody...But what is it your feeling inside of her is what I am wondering?
  5. Blackbird

    Blackbird Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 31, 2009
    Yep, she sounds broody.
    Unfortunatly, because of their feathers, silkies can't keep them selves cool when its warm, or keep themselves warm when its cold as well as most chickens, so I wouldn't recommend putting her in any more water.

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