painful egg laying - supplements?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by socks, Aug 8, 2013.

  1. socks

    socks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 12, 2009
    Pacific Northwest
    Two of my hens make quite painful sounding squawks during laying. This can go on for 15 minutes or so. They are about a year old. I am beginning to wonder whether there is a supplement I can give to help them out. A friend suggested adding more oil to the diet. Has anyone heard of this helping?

    I saw something about adding calcium to the diet of chickens that are eggbound but so far no one is eggbound and I'm not sure if this would help.

    Any ideas, thoughts on this would be appreciated.

  2. chfite

    chfite Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 7, 2011
    Taylors, SC
    I would offer that what you are hearing is the egg song. I have 8 hens and a rooster. When they all get going it is quite a cacophony. Yes, it can last for quite a while at times. One hen lays and they all sing credit for it.


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