Narrow Hen

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

  1. columbiacritter

    columbiacritter Chillin' With My Peeps

    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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