Chickens DO lay eggs out of their anus! But, it’s not as bad as you think. The egg, poop and urine (which for a chicken isn’t a liquid) exits out of the same hole (aka, the vent, as you can see above).
This begs the question “Can chickens poop when egg bound?”
An egg-bound chicken cannot poop and pass their feces, which means those toxins can build up inside her body. Not only is your chicken having issues laying an egg, but it also impacts its digestive tract. If your chicken is egg-bound, you should take action, so your hen has a chance at passing her egg and surviving this condition.
Any discussion of the best egg-producing chickens must include the Leghorn.
One more query we ran across in our research was “What happens if a chicken is egg bound?”.
Our favorite answer is As the name of this affliction may suggest, there is nothing pleasant for a hen about being egg bound. Not only is an egg bound chicken extremely uncomfortable, but she is also in danger. If an egg becomes stuck inside a hen’s reproductive tract, she is unable to defecate and will die within 24 hours.
How to stop chickens from eating their own eggs?
Top 10 Ways to Prevent or Break the Egg-Eating Habit. Make sure your chickens are getting enough protein. Keep the eggshells strong. Put a wooden egg or golf ball in the nesting box. Build/buy slanted nesting boxes, provide a cushioned nesting box, fill an empty egg with english mustard, only feed your chickens cooked/scrambled eggs, collect eggs frequently, or keep nesting boxes dim/dark will be important too.
What to do if your chickens stop laying eggs?
One option, especially if you have very few chickens, is to allow the older hen to contribute to the farm in other ways. Older hens are great bug catchers. Another option is to cook your chickens as meat chickens. The third option is to humanely dispose of a chicken.
Are your hens blocked up?
No one likes to feel blocked up, and hens are no exception, especially because being egg bound can be deadly. So keep a watchful eye on your hens, make sure they have what they need, and act fast if you suspect a problem. Imagine their relief when that stubborn egg is finally laid!