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Will this cause egg binding?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by swampcat, Feb 26, 2012.

  1. swampcat

    swampcat Songster

    Apr 18, 2011
    Brooklyn, CT
    My ladies couldn't get to the nesting boxes today and after searching their pen, there was no sign of any eggs. I usually get 5-7 a day. If they couldn't get to their nest, will they become egg bound from holding it in? I'm really petrified right now that something horrible is going to happen because of this.

  2. Judy

    Judy Crowing Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    I wouldn't think so. They will lay wherever they are if they have to. I wonder if you just didn't find where they laid. Also, a stressor can cause them to stop for a while; they ust start up again when they're ready.

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