Young hen stopped laying

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  1. 3HenMama

    3HenMama New Egg

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    I posted earlier about my 7 month old Easter Egger and her laying problems. My new question is- has anyone ever had a hen have a prolapsed vent and then stop laying? Maybe from stress or someing else? Everyone suggested to read about egg binding but she is showing no signs of being in pain.
    Has anyone ever experienced this? All help is much appreciated :)
    This was taken this afternoon
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    Last edited: Aug 17, 2014
  2. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    I've never had a hen get vent gleet but I would guess that she would take a bit to start back up again. She looks good so as long as she has the nutrients she needs, she'll return to laying soon.

    Make sure she has PLENTY of extra calcium and water.
     
  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you decided to join our flock. X2 on Mountain Peeps' advice. Please feel free to ask any other questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your Easter Egger hen.
     
  4. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    It is probably best that she does stop laying so she can heal up well. Laying too soon after prolapse can lead to more prolapse and death. Young layers are never consistent with laying for a few months. Their egg laying machines need to mature more yet. So just let her rest for now. She will do far better if she does not lay for a while. :)
     
  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you. The other posters have given some excellent advice.
     
  6. 3HenMama

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    Hi. I agree that her not laying is best. I just want to make sure her body isn't producing any eggs and that there isn't any eggs stuck, backing up or being absorbed into her blood. I'm assuming since she isn't showing any signs of being sick or distressed her body just isn't producing eggs at this time?
    Just making sure- I love her so much and don't want her to be in pain!!
    Thanks for your help!! I really appreciate it. I'm so new to this- I appreciate advice from someone who's dealt with this before. :)
     
  7. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! Sorry about the problems with your pullet, she is a very pretty girl. If she had a stuck egg at this point she would be in distress so hopefully she has just stopped laying because of the stress and will resume again later. I would keep a very close eye on her, especially her abdomen, if it seems to get hard or squishy (probably easiest to compare her to your other birds the same age/stage) she might be developing other problems related to the laying.
     
  8. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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  9. 3HenMama

    3HenMama New Egg

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    SHE LAID AN EGG TODAY!! I just got home from work and checked the nesting boxes and she laid!!! I AM SO HAPPY I could cry!!! Thank you all for your advice and help!! [​IMG]
     
  10. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    Congrats!!!!!!!! [​IMG]
     

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