Pullet's first egg is really large. Should I be concerned?


Apr 14, 2020
WOW! That's an even bigger egg! The chicken in the background of your picture has a total "Nope" look!
Haha, those were her eggs. I think she was mad I took them. Lol
I think it’s cool you could see that it was two eggs kinda merged together. Definitely shocking to find.


Slightly nuts
Premium Feather Member
Mar 9, 2014
Northern Colorado
Can you recommend some good sources where I can find that information? I have read up on some of the things, like prolapse, but I am a complete novice as far as most chicken related issues go. I am just thrilled that we raised all 18 from little baby chicks and none died! I would hate to lose one due to an issue with laying eggs :(
It is pretty basic to treat. The trick is catching it in time.

First you need to verify an egg is stuck....yes that means a clean hand with vasaline on the index finger and gentle insertion up to between the knuckle by the nail and the next knuckle. You would feel the egg.

Next is a nice long soak in Epsom salt warm water. (WARM not HOT)
That will help her relax.
Mine managed to expel the stuck egg on her own 3 times with just that treatment.

As for a SUPER stuck egg.....I would have been on here making a thread in the emergency section.

There are a lot of great folks that are very knowledgeable and try to help right away.

Other than that I would be searching the BYC articles.

A super quick search netted several good articles.

https://www.backyardchickens.com/threadloom/search?query=Treating an egg bound hen&tab=620

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