Indications of being egg bound?

Hersheybear

Hatching
10 Years
Jun 18, 2009
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How can you tell if your hen is egg bound? Yesterday, my two year old hen sat on the nest for approx. 4 hrs. without an egg and didn't seem like herself when I finally picked her up. She had a bit of diarriha. She appeared to be straining somewhat. Last night I put her in a separate large cage with water and food and this morning she was still very quiet but picked at the cobs of corn I gave her. When I brought her out into the yard she just sat and slept for an hour or so but now I see she is walking around and picking at grass etc. Should I just keep an eye on her or what should I look for?
 

Poo Shoes

In the Brooder
10 Years
May 20, 2009
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hi. my hen acted very similar for a period of days setting with no eggs. i posted a long post on what i did and what happened in emergencies under " eggbound chicken experience". set them in warm water. and lube them inside and out and calcium and aspirin for pain and muscle relaxation. definitely watch her.

Poo Shoes from Poo Shoe Farm
 

SangaChicken

Songster
10 Years
Mar 12, 2009
208
1
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Memphis
To Both of You!

Now, we need more information.
Breed? Age? Food? Water? Any changes recently? Egg laying habits? do tell, do tell!
 

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