Pulsating butt!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Gingers, Feb 18, 2009.

  1. Gingers

    Gingers New Egg

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    Have just got my very first 3 ladies (pullets) and they all seem to be laying eggs ok. We got three today! When they first started laying one of the ladies had a soft egg still connected to her bottom (on the outside), which we removed ok. We have since noticed her bottom pulsating, and she seems to always sit down when we let them out to free range. Am I being a paranoid new mother or should I be worried? We have felt her for any eggs stuck inside and there doesn't seem to be any strange lumps. Any ideas?
     
  2. WildBurroShirts.com

    WildBurroShirts.com Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know the answer but I am voting this 'best title' thread. [​IMG]

    I'm real new so I don't know if she's squatting for submissive reasons or might have an egg problem...hope somebody who knows more than I do (ie: everyone on the board) comes by to answer this for you.
     
  3. ntiveheart

    ntiveheart Chillin' With My Peeps

    i'm seconding that motion for best titled! lol
     
  4. crtrlovr

    crtrlovr Still chillin' with my peeps

    she may still be maturing and the mechanism isn't quite right yet... make sure she has a good diet and offer extra calcium either by offering crushed oyster shell free choice or even finely ground eggshells. Some have even used crushed Tums since they're mainly calcium carbonate. [​IMG]
     
  5. katrinag

    katrinag Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hens vent pulsate normally. Flip over another hen and you will see this.
    Do you have oyster shell free choice?
     
  6. Val3rie

    Val3rie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chickens butts pulsate too..... it's obvious to me as they have no feathers from being pecked! It's not so noticable on the fully feathered birds.
     
  7. WildBurroShirts.com

    WildBurroShirts.com Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Val3rie, I have your icon's twin! My fave chicken, Sassy! Beard and all.

    No recent pics and still don't have a photobucket acct.
     
  8. Gingers

    Gingers New Egg

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    yes I thought this might get your attention! thanks for feedback - over the last few days it has lessened so she just might be adjusting to having to force something large out her butt for the first time!
     

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