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Message #6097. This is a followup to #6095.

Date:Saturday April 28, 2007 9:26:53 pm MDT
Subject:Re: Hazel nuts
Message:Linda, you should know that a hen doesn't need a male in order to lay eggs. Whether there could be a problem due to your hen being egg bound, it has been my experience that an at-risk hen would lay 18 or so eggs in any given quarter (time period). The hens that laid the most eggs excessively would be most at risk and they'd make their plight obvious (panting, swollen underside - for months prior to death). What is most important is to watch your bird, look for the swollen underside and act upon first indication that something might not be right. I don't think you have anything to worry about yet though.

Mahlikah wrote:
> The only dumb question is a question unasked....
> ANYTHING is possible when you've got hens when it comes to egg
> laying;
> as long as they get plenty of calcium as I've learned from studying
> on reading and from the professional breeders around by word of
> mouth, there shouldn't be great worry about egg laying.
> The only worry is when egg laying is to happen, and the shell of the
> eggs are a little on the soft side, and end up breaking inside the
> hen due to lack of calcium....anyway, I think Bruce is the one to
> further explain, especially the emergency of what to do if a female
> is possibly "egg bound".
> > Dumb as this question sounds.
> > is there a chance even though I gave her "mock eggs, that she
> could
> > have eggs inside? and risk egg binding still?
> >
> > there is little chance the eggs would be fertile since both
> nandays
> > are hens. The Jenday is a male, but Anna won't let him within 2
> feet
> > of her.

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