will egg bound bird ever lay again

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by tykris99, Aug 5, 2009.

  1. tykris99

    tykris99 In the Brooder

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    I have a BO who was eggbound with a broken egg about 2 weeks ago and I still have not had a regular egg from her. I nursed her back to health after that and she appears healthy running with the others just no eggs
     
  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Free Ranging

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    I have no idea, but here's a bump.
     
  3. Twitcherette

    Twitcherette In the Brooder

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    Hi -- I've just had a similar experience with my EE -- did your hen ever lay again, or suffer any other symptoms? Or did she just stay sterile but happy (as ours appears to be...)?
     
  4. Elite Silkies

    Elite Silkies Crowing

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    I have one that still lays, but they are soft shelled eggs. She was egg bound 3 times. She is still happy and healthy so far, just soft eggs.
     
  5. Twitcherette

    Twitcherette In the Brooder

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    Elite Silkies: How soon after being eggbound did your hen start laying again?
    I'm hoping my hen will start again -- she's showing interest in the nesting box, and performing all the behaviors she did before laying her first and only egg, before getting eggbound. But nothing is coming from it, and it's been about a week.
     
  6. DaughterOfEve

    DaughterOfEve Songster

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    I had an isa brown who was egg bound and had broken internal eggs. After the first time she laid just a few more time and then would be bound again with yolk butt. This went on for 4 months before she died.
     
  7. Elite Silkies

    Elite Silkies Crowing

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    Quote:It took her several months before she started laying again. I don't think she will ever lay another normal egg though. I thought she was there for awhile, but I caught her laying one and they all rushed over to it! It took me about a month to get her through all of her eggbound episodes. I would keep her in a dark closet so she would not produce anymore eggs. She finally went broody again about 6-7 months after her episodes. Thought she was getting back to normal, but I don't have any hopes that she will ever lay right again. I just try to keep her healthy and around for as long as possible.
     
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