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weird hen?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by greenmom, Sep 18, 2008.

  1. greenmom

    greenmom Hatching

    Jan 26, 2008
    Last night when my daughter put the ladies to bed one was on her back. She put her upright and sat her on her knee for a few minutes. She sat for a little while cooing then seemed to realize where she was and hopped down. This morning everyone looked okay, but this hen laid an egg with no shell. Very strange indeed. I bought some vitamins to add to the water and am putting some oyster shell out for them. Anyone ever have this happen to them? I'm a bit worried. And no she had nothing but water to drink last night! [​IMG]
  2. beakkeeper

    beakkeeper Songster

    Jul 20, 2008
    That's kinda wierd... [​IMG] Maybe she had a head injury? Keep an eye on her

  3. spook

    spook Songster

    Apr 21, 2008
    North Central Florida
    Strangely when my hens were younger, they would be out basting in the warm sun and sand, I'd find them on their backs, 2 feet up in the air!
    Maybe she was having a mini vacation- I hope!
  4. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Is she young? I have gathered from this site that the young ones take a bit to work it all out to lay normal eggs.

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