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Advise for what we think is an egg bind

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we have a 1.25 year old girl that has pressure in the backside and is swollen. we took her to a friend that thought she may have sour crop and maybe a non developed egg inside her because of the swelling in her backside. we gave her a warm bath for 30 to 40 mins then injected 10cc of olive oil in her vent and tried to massage it up into her as much as possible. we put a finger in her vent and felt what seems to be a hard object up high. we assume that its an egg. we put her in a dog cage with hay and rooster booster water and put her inside the house last night. this morning she is standing up in the cage but i don't see any mess in the cage on the hay. i have not messed with her yet today and just leaving her alone in a quiet area. 

also her comb had blue on it yesterday and she was breathing with her mouth open but seems better today.

 

is there anything else i can do ? should i repeat her bath and oil treatment today ? should i take her out of the dog cage and let her hang out in the back yard today or leave her in the dog cage inside the house ? i have never had a girl with this problem and I'm afraid I'm going to loose her if i can't get her to pass the egg. i honestly thought she would be dead this morning but to my surprise she's hanging in there.

 

any advise would be appreciated.

 

i really don't know what breed she is. maybe someone can tell me from the pics of her floating like a duck in the warm water.

 

 

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Update :

 

A little bit ago i made her some scrambled eggs, fresh farm goat yogurt, 30% protein chicken treat and 600mg of calcium tablet crushed up and liquified.

She ate all of it. I then gave her another 20 min warm bath and called the vet and they said bring her in.

 

I took her to the vet who gave her a calcium injection and a oxytocin injection to make her lay the egg.

When i got home with her, there was an egg in the carrier with her.

He also said that the egg was an issue but not the biggest one.

The swelling on her backside, according to him, is a very big hernia and that her general health is not good at this point.

He thinks that the hernia could cause future problems. Also the egg was not that big, it was a normal sized large brown egg.

He thinks the hernia was most likely caused by straining. I am keeping her in a dog carrier in the house to see how she recovers at this point.

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