Whata does it mean if a hen is a internal layer?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Maryallison77, Aug 17, 2008.

  1. Maryallison77

    Maryallison77 Songster

    Jul 18, 2008
    Fountain, Florida
    I was reading about this on the emergences page and it concerns me. I have 19 hens and I am just trying to be well informed incase I even run across this. SO what is internal laying? How do you know if your hen does this? What is the treatment for it?

  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    Basically that the eggs don't come out anymore and instead of going on way the right way, end up going backwards and collecting in their abdomen. Other than a hysterectomy or hoping the bird's reproductive system stops, culling is often the best solution.

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: