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Worried looking hen

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Hi,

 

Our White hen laid for the very first time on the afternoon of the 27th.

 

That morning she was unusually sullen which I noticed as soon as let them out but I kept my eye on her. Around 2 she went into the Eglu and came out around 3 her normal self. I went in and found the egg which was perfect.

 

Now, yesterday she seemed sullen again but there was no egg. I've let them out this morning and again no egg and she isn't herself - she looks nervous and it's really worrying me. I checked her over, her vent looks normal, her comb is bright (I wonder if it's too bright!?), she isn't really interested in food but she's picking at bits on the floor and she is drinking. I topped up their grit and scattered some around if it was that but would it be a stuck egg? I've had one before with another hen which I helped her with (with a water bath) but that hen was visibly straining, her vent active but Whites not like this.

 

Can anyone offer any advice?

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If she is new to laying, she will be a bit hit and miss in this way for a week or two. I wouldn't worry at this stage.

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Hi,

 

Thanks for the quick response, it's much appreciated.

 

I did wonder about this, especially given the weather and time of year so I'll keep my eye on her!

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Is she by chance a White Leghorn? If so they're a nervy breed so is normal behaviour!

 

Im not kidding by the way-i have two.

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Just getting into things. :D

 

Is she by chance a White Leghorn? If so they're a nervy breed so is normal behaviour!

 

Im not kidding by the way-i have two.

Nervous Nerys the Leghorn

Panicking Pamela the Leghorn

:lol::lol::lol:

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