Technical question about the space between the pelvic bones.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by loanwizard, Oct 10, 2011.

  1. This might seem like a dumb question, but.....

    When feeling for finger space between the pelvic bones for egg laying capabilities, I am supposed to feel between them horizontally, like figers between their legs only further back correct? I have some culling to do and want to make sure that I am not supposed to be going vertically, like between the pelvic bones and vent?

    Thanks in advance,

  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    A good laying hen has pelvic bones that are flexible enough for you to put at least 3 fingers between them and a distance between the pelvic bones and keel of at least 4 fingers. That is the 3 fingers from between the legs and up toward the tail, and the 4 fingers across the vent area, opposite of the first position. Good luck! [​IMG]
    Last edited: Oct 10, 2011

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