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How common is chronic egg laying and getting egg bound? I have two females and I just really want to know what I can do to prevent these things and how often it really happens.
 

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Its pretty common. Most owners fail to control the light cycle and regulate hormones. I keep my flight cage covered and use uvb lights set on a 8 hour interval during the day. Then veggies are fed daily especially kale which seems to solve most egg issues with my hens.
 

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You don't need to buy lights unless you're breeding. But for me, its very convenient. I don't have to remember to cover or uncover the cage at certain times of day. Just uncover when they're out, and cover after putting them away. Just use an el-cheapo plug timer, a brooding lamp, a featherbrite bulb, and you're good to go. Place the lamp over the cage and cover it. This is all optional, you can manually cover and uncover the cage as well.
 
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