She laid the egg in the bathroom, how do I move her now?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mommyof4littles, Jan 29, 2009.

  1. mommyof4littles

    mommyof4littles Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 23, 2009
    My serama hen is under 6" and my serama male decided to fertilize her in the water dish. So when I found her I thought she was dead-soaking wet, cold, not moving, no discernable heartbeat etc. I brought her into my bathroom turned the heat up and wrapped her up. Well she recovered within an hour or two and then prompty laid an egg I moved it to the bathroom sink but everytime I try to move her and egg to coop she freaks and I am worried since she was so sick this morning but really do not want her living in the bathroom sink of course. Should I let her stay up in a small cage to brood or will she recover fine with the others. I personally do not care whether the egg hatches or not, I just eat my serama eggs as only one is registered. But I do care whether she lives and I do not want her egg bound either and I have heard stress does that sometimes. I already have found a home for mister sex in the water dish so that is not an issue he is about to become a rather small and stringy dinner for a friend (we have tried plenty of types but the buff orp prefers the large dish for herself)
  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Put the egg in the fridge and let the hen sit there one more night. Of course she is gonna freak out - she was attacked in the water dish [​IMG] I am sorry but that is too funny. I love chickens. She could use another day to recover then back out to the coop.
  3. spatcher

    spatcher Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2008
    Virginia - Southside
    Um, am I missing something? The roo got her in the water dish, you brought her to your bathroom, she laid an egg and you think its fertile from that mating?
  4. mommyof4littles

    mommyof4littles Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 23, 2009
    No I was explaining why she was in the bathroom. My question is how to get her back to her coop when she is so stressed out. She likely is fertile I simply did not know if that makes a difference in what I need to do, all her other eggs have been fertilized prior when we bother to look.
  5. morelcabin

    morelcabin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 8, 2007
    Ontario Canada
    Just put her back in the coop, she'll get over it:>)
  6. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

    Oct 13, 2007
    Move her to the kitchen - then you don' t have to walk so far for breakfast [​IMG]

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