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We have continued to plan the details of our chicken hen house/chicken runs. I had mentioned in an early post called Chickens - How Much Space? that I was looking at a design that involved 1 hen house, attached to 4 chicken runs/pastures.
When a hen has an egg inside her oviduct, she is referred to as being egg-bound. Egg-binding can be a life-threatening condition that must be addressed quickly, preferably by a seasoned, chicken veterinarian. If the egg is not passed within 24-48 hours, the hen is likely to perish. Absent access to a vet, backyard chicken-keepers may have to take matters into their own hands in order to save the hen's life.
Building a Chicken Coop - A great guide to raising backyard chickens in a holistic manner from a chicken tractor to alternating coop runs. Building a chicken coop does not have to be tricky nor does it have to set you back a ton of scratch.