Narrow Hen

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by columbiacritter, Jun 7, 2008.

  1. columbiacritter

    columbiacritter Songster

    Jun 7, 2008
    Scappoose Oregon
    My hens are only about 3 months old so not laying yet. My concern is one of my orps is just built with a narrow body type.
    She is healthy, happy and friendly, but I am concerned she will have trouble with egg binding or other laying issues. [​IMG]

    All the other girls are the very typical wide bottomed shape of a laying breed. [​IMG]

    I won't cull this gal if she's not going to be a great layer, I will just keep an eagle eye on her for problems.

    Anyone out there have a healthy narrow laying hen?
  2. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    Leghorns tend to have a teardrop shape with a broader chest and a skinny rump.

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