my hen looks like she's trying to lay

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by zabrielle23, Feb 9, 2015.

  1. zabrielle23

    zabrielle23 In the Brooder

    Jan 30, 2015
    tylertown, ms
    [​IMG] she been like this for the past couple of days I dont think she has ever layers an egg for me because she is new to me she is an older hen and seems to be pushing with no luck what can I do to help her I have never held her or anything so she will definitely run from me plus I have only had her a week or so
  2. justplainbatty

    justplainbatty Songster

    Nov 30, 2007
    emmet MI
    Well, even if that hen lays, a move will make her stop for a while. You can pick her off the roost at night and bring her in. Check for vent prolapse if she is pushing. She could be egg bound, a clean/gloved lubed finger up the vent to check is not out of order. Be Very careful not to break an egg inside! Does she poop, eat drink ok? Is she fighting or getting bullied by others? My first guess is that she has stopped laying from stress but it won't hurt to check her out. If you have not quarantined her, you should for the health of your other birds. That way you can monitor her for problems and illness. After quarantine *highly recommended* read on *introducing a new bird to an existing flock*. I hope this helps. Post any other questions you have, we're all here to help! [​IMG]

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