My Bantam hen acts like shes trying to poop all the time, laid a soft shell egg

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by jhpowell, Mar 11, 2012.

  1. jhpowell

    jhpowell New Egg

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    My Bantam hen acts like shes trying to poop all the time, but laid a soft shell egg. She wouldnt go in her coop, she laid the egg in the yard, at night. I noticed what looks like the tip of an egg or flesh from her bottom. Please excuse My ignorance of proper terminology.
     
    Last edited: Mar 11, 2012
  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    I don't have anything really useful to tell you other than there is a condition called eggbinding or eggbound where the egg can get stuck and some give a warm bath soak to help the egg come out.

    If the egg breaks inside the hen it can cause egg yolk peritonitis.

    I hope someone else can help.
     

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