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I have a red sexlink that was showing signs of egg bound. An hour after giving her a bath she produced this funny looking thing. Now she seems to be still pushing so gave her another bath and waiting another hour. Is this the offending egg or could she have a more in her that she needs to get out. Symptoms seen today. Thank you
post #2 of 5
I've only experienced this once, so I am no expert. Mine was turning her vent inside out for a few days, so I separated her until that stopped.
I bathed her each day for a few days. The second and third days I used a rubber glove and tried smearing preparation H and antibiotic cream (without pain killer) around and in her protruding vent. I also fed her scrambled egg with crushed up calcium tablets sprinkled all over it.
She recovered quickly and just laid an egg without issues some month or so later.

I don't know what that is that yours passed, but mine passed some weird things, including a crushed shell just like that. I would give her calcium. Sometimes they get an infection and need to be culled, but mine pulled through.
Good luck with her!
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Hi bu
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Originally Posted by buckabucka View Post

I've only experienced this once, so I am no expert. Mine was turning her vent inside out for a few days, so I separated her until that stopped.
I bathed her each day for a few days. The second and third days I used a rubber glove and tried smearing preparation H and antibiotic cream (without pain killer) around and in her protruding vent. I also fed her scrambled egg with crushed up calcium tablets sprinkled all over it.
She recovered quickly and just laid an egg without issues some month or so later.

I don't know what that is that yours passed, but mine passed some weird things, including a crushed shell just like that. I would give her calcium. Sometimes they get an infection and need to be culled, but mine pulled through.
Good luck with her!


Hi buckabucka

I cut it open last night and it had a hardened egg yolk in it.. she did pass another one last night, however, i noticed today that around her vent she is swollen and I cant seem to find any egg. So i am now not sure if she is egg bound or has ascites. She is still trying to push though.
post #4 of 5
I couldn't feel an egg with mine, either. She kept pushing though, turning her vent inside out. I put the preparation H all over the swelling, and it went down the next day. Mine did not pass the egg shell until after I fed her the calcium. It is hard to know what helped, and what was coincidence. I forgot I tried honey before I went and bought the prepH and antibiotic cream, - someone recommended that, too. I hope your hen improves.
post #5 of 5
We had a hen that was egg bound and you could definitely feel the stuck egg. I used disposable gloves and Vaseline to try and manipulate it out. After a couple of hours she passed it on her own. Maybe the lubricant helped. Anyway a month later she was egg bound again and died. Over the years we have had some strange looking lumps laid in the nesting box and can only think that they are just a "glitch" in the egg production line.
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