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Help for egg-bound hen with prolapsed oviduct

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Hi Everybody,

Our six-month old hen appears to have developed a prolapsed oviduct yesterday (Sunday).  When I palpate, it feels like there's an egg inside the prolapse, hanging outside of her body. 

I searched the forum and have been giving her sitz baths in calendula tincture, then applying Orajel for pain, and honey to shrink the prolapse and as a bacteriostat.  We've separated her  from the flock and are keeping her in a clean box.

I'm having trouble finding a vet who sees chickens in my area (Ashland, Oregon).  My best hope is one who returns to town tomorrow.

I'm guessing she will need surgery to correct this, an expense I cannot easily afford.  And yet I'd sure love to give lovely young Louise a chance at more life.

Have any of you dealt with a prolapse/egg-bound combination before?  If we chose surgery, how likely is the problem to recur?

Thank you in advance,

Rachael

post #2 of 3

hmmm.....I really don't know much about egg bound hens, but I will talk
to my friend who has had to treat an egg bound hen before.  I'll be praying
for you.

A friend told me I was delusional, I almost fell off my unicorn.

 

 

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A friend told me I was delusional, I almost fell off my unicorn.

 

 

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Thanks, Snowygirl!
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