Stopping chickens laying eggs
At Melbourne chicken vet we recommend contraception in chickens, to stop chickens from ovulating and laying eggs for a number of conditions including .
- Chicken vet reproductive tract disease
- Oviductal prolapse in chickens
- Cloacal prolapse in laying hens
- Uterine infections
- Soft shelled eggs
- Birds that need a reproductive break
- Egg yolk related peritonitis
- To give rescue chickens a break from laying
- After surgery
At the poultry vet we find that a contraceptive injection is the most reliable way of stopping egg laying. The chicken contraceptive injection lasts about three months. A problem with chicken contraception is the high cost of the medication, which is about $150.
Chicken vets are unable to permanently sterilize chickens as the surgery is dangerous ( to remove the ovary) and extremely difficult.
At Melbourne chicken vet we perform hundreds of chicken contraception treatments every year.