What is egg bound? Is there a cure or remedy?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by lindalu, May 12, 2008.

  1. lindalu

    lindalu In the Brooder

    Apr 13, 2008
    I have one of my 6 hens who for the last 3 days has just sat in the laying box, will hardly move when she comes out to eat, she eats very little and does drink some water, is she egg bound? If so what is that?
    She just doesn't look wel:(l.[​IMG]
  2. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

    Jan 12, 2007
    Land of Lincoln
    Looks like she going thru the broody stage if she does get out and eat and drink a bit and runs back in the box. If she "growls" or peck at your hand when you want to gather eggs, OR making herself two times bigger than she really is at your arrival, then no worries, she wants to set some eggs.

    Right now I got a Silkie that is doing that and can not wait to get some chickies for her.

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