Is my chicken egg bound?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Roojoy, Sep 1, 2014.

  1. Roojoy

    Roojoy In the Brooder

    Dec 22, 2013
    Hello I was wondering if someone could help me with my hen. She is a Japanese bantam and just barely older than a year. She is in a flock with all silkies and she has never gone broody and has been known to lay a lot of eggs. Yesterday and today she has been just staying in the egglaying place with my hen crystal(she's broody). My Japanese bantam will growl at me and puff up like a broody hen but when I place a egg in front of her she doesn't scoot it under her like a broody hen would do. When I felt near her vent for the egg it didn't feel like she had one. I don't know what to do. I think she should probably go to the vet. We gave her a warm bath and oiled her vent area. I don't know for sure what I should do.
  2. Yay Chicks!

    Yay Chicks! Songster

    Apr 15, 2010
    Forest Grove, OR
    I can't tell you for sure, but generally speaking the growling and puffing up is definitely broody behavior. If she was egg bound, she would be feeling unwell, off by herself, tail down.
  3. chickenz500

    chickenz500 In the Brooder

    Aug 30, 2014
    She could just be pretending to be broody too. Some hens do that. One of mine if broody with a lot of eggs under her, but she doesn't scoot them under either. [​IMG]

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