New Layer Having Trouble

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by nikkicoolmama, Jul 31, 2014.

  1. nikkicoolmama

    nikkicoolmama In the Brooder

    Jul 10, 2014
    Central Illinois
    I am completely new to chickens, all of my Easter Egger girls started laying in the past week or two. But today I noticed that Spot was hanging out in the nesting box almost the whole day and having no luck with laying her egg (I believe this is her 3rd egg). I decided to take a look at her this evening, when I pulled her from her box she was panting heavily. I examined her vent and could see that she was trying to push. And thanks to the abundance of information on this forum, I easily located her egg by feeling the outside of her tummy under her vent. I massaged the egg gently from the outside and she made funny noises, but didn't struggle. The egg came out easily into my hand after very little massage. I put her back into the yard with my other girls, but she still seems droopy. Her tail is down and her wings are down. Do I need to do anything else for her, or is she just tired from all the work she did today?
  2. iwiw60

    iwiw60 Crowing

    Jan 27, 2014
    Central Oregon
    With the combination of all this blasted heat we're all experiencing, and the fact that she had some probs passing that egg, it could be that she's just stressed a little. I'd just keep an eye on her and see what of luck to you!

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