Lethargic Chickens


9 Years
Apr 14, 2010
Hello --

We inherited two chickens a couple of months ago. Things have been okay so far. Yesterday our Red passed what I guess is a "soft-shelled" egg, all insides and no shell. Today she is very lethargic, sits down a lot, and is generally not herself. We picked her up, and tried to feel for a bound egg, but we don't know what to feel for.

This is what we know:

- sex-linked red
- "cascade organic" feed
- small handful of scratch a day
- she has access to oyster shells, don't know how much she eats
- she lays a biiig egg every four days or so

I guess my questions are:

- where do you feel for a bound egg?
- is there a good poultry vet in portland, oregon?

Thanks so much!


Brahma Mamma

In the Brooder
9 Years
Mar 16, 2010
I don't know anything about how to feel for a bound egg but we feed our layers ice cream every day and their eggs have gotten big and smooth since then.

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