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post #11 of 15

Oh dear, I've gone through taking care of an eggbound hen, but I actually never had to go through the procedures that you are. You're doing all the right things, that much I do know. Perhaps you could start a thread on it? I'm SO sorry I don't have more of answer for you! :hugsI'll be praying that she'll pass that egg.

 

-Alex

Alex the Golden Campine- talented flier, mischievous little busybody, crackly-voiced conversationalist, loyal sidekick, and my sociable, cuddly sweetie.

 

"But God clearly shows and proves His own love for us, by the fact that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us" Romans 5:8

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Alex the Golden Campine- talented flier, mischievous little busybody, crackly-voiced conversationalist, loyal sidekick, and my sociable, cuddly sweetie.

 

"But God clearly shows and proves His own love for us, by the fact that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us" Romans 5:8

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post #12 of 15

It sounds like you are doing good well in your treatment.

Have you separated her, keeping her warm with "moist heat"?

The warm soak and oiling up will hopefully help.

 

I'm sure you've seen/read these, but just in case - more info on treating her?

 

http://www.fresheggsdaily.com/2012/06/egg-bound-hens-how-to-recognize-treat.html

http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/07/chicken-egg-binding-causes-symptoms.html

post #13 of 15
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Had to take her to the vet. He said she's not egg bound, but rather has the dreaded "Lash Egg", which he says is not egg at all (even though people say it is) but rather lots of hardened puss from an infection of the reproductive tract.

He says it's best not to get the light bodied high production chickens as pets, as they often end up with these kinds of issues. 

He also says to steer clear of most of the organic feed brands because he says he sees hundreds more cases like this from birds on these feeds. He mentioned Kruse specifically.I wonder if anyone else has heard this? He says he also does not recommend lay pellets, but prefers to feed his chickens the crumble instead.

 

He also says some other things that imply he's the only one qualified to do a single thing to chickens and that nothing should be treated at home but only at his office for hundreds of dollars, so I'm already wary of some thing she says...

He wanted to order X-rays on my half dead chicken.

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Had to take her to the vet. He said she's not egg bound, but rather has the dreaded "Lash Egg", which he says is not egg at all (even though people say it is) but rather lots of hardened puss from an infection of the reproductive tract.

He says it's best not to get the light bodied high production chickens as pets, as they often end up with these kinds of issues.

He also says to steer clear of most of the organic feed brands because he says he sees hundreds more cases like this from birds on these feeds. He mentioned Kruse specifically.I wonder if anyone else has heard this? He says he also does not recommend lay pellets, but prefers to feed his chickens the crumble instead.

 

He also says some other things that imply he's the only one qualified to do a single thing to chickens and that nothing should be treated at home but only at his office for hundreds of dollars, so I'm already wary of some thing she says...

He wanted to order X-rays on my half dead chicken.

My heart goes out to you and sweet Merida. :hugsI can't put into words how sorrowful I am for you, especially since my girls are my babies. I disagree that organic feed, specifically layer pellets, is the cause, because I've have our 37 birds on organic layer pellets for months now, and I can't think of one problem that's come of it. It's actually better for you and your girls when they have good quality feed going into them.

 

Lots of love,

-Alex

Alex the Golden Campine- talented flier, mischievous little busybody, crackly-voiced conversationalist, loyal sidekick, and my sociable, cuddly sweetie.

 

"But God clearly shows and proves His own love for us, by the fact that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us" Romans 5:8

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Alex the Golden Campine- talented flier, mischievous little busybody, crackly-voiced conversationalist, loyal sidekick, and my sociable, cuddly sweetie.

 

"But God clearly shows and proves His own love for us, by the fact that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us" Romans 5:8

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post #15 of 15

I'm sorry to hear about this:hugs 

 

I agree with @Alexandra33 on the food. Even though I don't use organic pellet myself, I have not read anything to indicate that they aren't just as good (even better) than "regular" poultry feed.

I understand his stance on "treatment at home", but for a lot of people a vet may just be too much $$$ or won't even see a chicken.

Did he even offer any treatment for her?

 

This is not intended to offend, I keep a loooong list of links to try to assist here on BYC if I can, these are all the links I have saved for "lash egg" or more formally known as Salpingitis, if you would like to take a look at them. I know, sometimes nothing helps and the days may be numbered, but the goal here may be treatment for comfort instead of cure.

 

http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2014/12/salpingitis-lash-eggs-in-backyard.html

http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2015/03/causes-of-lash-eggs-salpingitis-by.html

 

therapeutic success can sometimes be achieved with tetracycline
http://www.merckvetmanual.com/mvm/poultry/colibacillosis/overview_of_colibacillosis_in_poultry.html?qt=salpingitis&alt=sh


http://www.merckvetmanual.com/mvm/poultry/disorders_of_the_reproductive_system/salpingitis_in_poultry.html?qt=salpingitis&alt=sh

http://www.thepoultrysite.com/diseaseinfo/134/salpingitis/

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