I think I have two (out of 8) that aren't laying yet, but I'm sure it's the little brown (asian black) that I have, who is smaller than the others that laid the soft shells. I have just managed to shut her in the coop on her own and after playing with the tablet, after a short while she swallowed it on her own. Shall I just give one to her for the next couple of days? It's hard for me to keep track of who lays what and when.
Ok thank you so much again! Im so sorry that I have so many questions! I just want to make sure I do everything correctly! Thank you so much!!Right now, your hen is behaving normally. The loud vocals are normally what we hear from a hen that feels acute pressure inside that she identifies as the need to lay an egg.
Where your hen departs from the normal is in having two eggs at the same time come down the oviduct. This is why you're going to give her one of those calcium citrate 600mg tablets each day until she has been laying just one normal egg per day, and not two.
If you do this, the calcium should reset her cycle so that she's only releasing one egg. Then she won't need the daily calcium after that.