- Jan 13, 2016
My husband and I have a 9 month old Sicilian Buttercup hen. About 4 days ago I was holding her and felt an egg in her lower belly. She had not layed an egg in about 5 days. We took her out and soaked her and dried her off and took care of her but still no egg. Today is the 4th day and still no egg. She does not act sick at all. She eats and drinks and runs around. In fact she doesn't even seem to be trying to lay the egg. The only time she jumps in a box is when there is an egg or a golf ball that she want to sit on. Then she jumps in the box and sits but never tries to lay her egg. The temps have been really cold here. It was like 3 degrees this morning. Could the cold temps be causing this or is she egg bound? She doesn't have any of the symptoms of egg binding except feeling that egg in her belly. Any help would be very welcome.