Thank you for the clarification! You know that I love learning from you. Thanks again! Now if i can just remember itI agree with @HeatherKellyB that tonight wouldn't be too soon to pop a calcium into her. I didn't mention that because she isn't in a reproductive crisis as she would be if she had a stuck egg. But a shell-less egg can become a stuck egg very quickly. If she were mine, I wouldn't wait.
My pullet now hen as of today laid her first egg
I'm for getting proactive when any sort of egg anomaly arises. It's so much easier to pop a calcium tablet into a beak than it is to treat an egg bound hen or worse. Here's my newest article on this subject. https://www.backyardchickens.com/ar...ng-from-vent-prolapse-oh-my-what-to-do.76124/
If this novice layer were mine, I would give her a calcium citrate tablet right now, another tomorrow, and stop when she appears to be laying a normal egg within a normal 25 hour cycle.
@azygous ok you guys! So this is how it went- I grabbed her off the roost with my tums in hand. And tried to shove half of it down her throat like the article showed however it did not work. She was screaming and moving her head and neck in ridiculous ways. She would stretch it out like a girafe move it to each side unexpectedly and suck it in as if she had no neck at all!! Ahg! That coupled with the wings and trying to pry her mouth open didn’t work so I trucked her back to the house and tried mushing up a tums in some mushed fruits which she normally likes which she wouldn’t eat!! I tried again with shoving the pill in her mouth while she was wrapped in a towel and still no luck. I ended up grinding half a tums so (500mg) into a little bit of water and squirted it with a syringe slowly along her beak letting her drink it a tad at a time. This took my like an hour! Ahg! I’m not sure what to do and I am now worried that the stress of the new location and the whole ordeal made the situation worse!! I really am so grateful for your advice and everything and I want the best for my babies. Oh! And one more thing this same chicken has been having really liquify poop and it’s sticking to her butt feathers but it’s too cold to wash her butt and put her outand she isn’t seeming to clean it her self. Could I just trim those fluffy butt feathers slightly shorter where the poop is getting stuck? Also could the really liquids poop be a sign something is wrong coupled with this egg issue? I might be looking to far into it but I really worry about my baby birds and want them to be 100% happy and healthyhttps://www.backyardchickens.com/ar...dications-to-all-poultry-and-waterfowl.73335/
Here is the picture of the mouth and an article on how to administer meds by mouth.
Oh! Thank you for this! I never knew that! Thank you!Pullets become hens at one year old, no matter when they lay their first egg.
Lots of female animals get the grown-up form of their name when they have their first foal or calf or piglet or whatever, but chickens do it by age instead.