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Old 08-03-2020, 09:33 PM   #21
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In addition to the other wonderful advice you have I will add that if she's totally ignoring the egg after a day or so you can remove it. I had this happen with Rosey, my Bourke. She laid an egg but totally ignored it. I took it away and she laid 2 more and then it's never happened again. She ignored them all each time. I mean if they ignore them I guess it doesn't hurt either way but I just took them out when I saw she was totally ignoring it.
My vet said to do the same thing . If the hen does not sit on the egg and ignores it, take it out. He said it may or may not stop the cycle, and that the hen may need a shot or two to help stop raging hormones.
I guess it's hard to change nature.


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Really? After one day, get rid of the egg? That's going to stop egg-laying? Good luck with that.
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Really? After one day, get rid of the egg? That's going to stop egg-laying? Good luck with that.
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He said it may work or may not. I also read intensively on this matter for years because it comes up a lot in this forum. The sticky's you and Jackie did were great. But it all comes down to the individual bird and many reasons why that particular hen will or will not lay an egg. People would be wise to read the sticky's and try all kinds of things suggested to stop the bird from laying. It's all hoo'mans can do to try and change nature.



What Violet did worked for her and her bird. She removed the ignored egg and after 2 more were laid and removed, the bird did not lay another. She was lucky. It may not have worked. Really, she had good luck with that.



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Old 08-04-2020, 04:06 PM   #24
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Many vets give advice that is not correct, as in the case of the removing an egg after it is laid by a female. Other example of poor advice given by vets include giving apple cider vinegar daily, providing no vegetables, and so on.

It is NEVER a good idea to remove an egg after it has been laid as it causes them to lay more to replace the lost egg leading to additional stress on their body and unnecessary calcium loss.
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So, 2 eggs, that is all. She hasn't acted like they are even there. I haven't taken them out yet to be sure. Still moving her to a more quiet area to sleep. She's acting like her old self again! Thanks for the advice all!
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So, 2 eggs, that is all. She hasn't acted like they are even there. I haven't taken them out yet to be sure. Still moving her to a more quiet area to sleep. She's acting like her old self again! Thanks for the advice all!

This is wonderful! Keep an eye out on her. She may lay again and there is always a chance that she could become egg-bound. She may not, but you do need to take her for her annual check-up. It is the wisest thing you could do for good, professional advice. Give her a kiss kiss for Vicki and me!
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One thing that really helped my hormonal lovebird was getting his lights on a timer. When they’re on a timer, the daylight hours are much more consistent and easy to control, and I noticed a huge difference in his regurgitation and other hormonal behaviours. If you’re interested, HARI the Hagen company that makes tropican and vision cages, just did a zoom seminar all about the studies on hormones they’ve done at their own facility and what works for them. It was some really interesting stuff, much of which I hadn’t come across when doing my own reading into hormones. I don’t know if the zoom was recorded, but they did mention several times a recorded version of the same talk will be made available on their HARI TV page. Definitely worth checking out if you can!
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