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Mine straightened out after a couple of days, she is just starting to lay.
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Originally Posted by Elaine Wright View Post

I read this thread because I have a small hen that lays double yolk eggs every other day. She's a young golden sexlink. She appeared to be egg bound. I opened one of my calcium capsules, added water and used a syringe to feed half to her. Two hours later, giant egg. My vet says that calcium controls utuial contractions. I hope I don't have to do that every day.

Good work.  If your hen recently started laying, she might be kind of irregular in laying for a while.  But it is possible that she just has a tendency to lay double yolkers.  I guess you will have to keep an eye on her.

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CHICKENS: to name just a few Cochin, Orpington,  OEG, Russian Orloff, Brahma.  Also have geese and cats
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post #313 of 316

I have one egg bound right now. Is there any way to lubricate the canal?

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Originally Posted by wen33 View Post
 

I have one egg bound right now. Is there any way to lubricate the canal?

Welcome to BYC! You could try adding a little lube with a syringe. Info on how I treat egg binding here:

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1048620/how-to-provide-emergency-and-supportive-care-updated-12-21-2015

 

-Kathy

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Just had a pioneer hen die from what I'm sure was egg bound condition. Other pressing issues precluded taking time to address her issue. Now in researching treating this condition I see the potential solution, calcium, is a potential easy fix. My question to the experienced is how do you administer the calcium to a listless bird?

Steve

Much work remains to be done before we can announce our total failure to make any progress.

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Steve

Much work remains to be done before we can announce our total failure to make any progress.

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Originally Posted by Romoshka View Post

Just had a pioneer hen die from what I'm sure was egg bound condition. Other pressing issues precluded taking time to address her issue. Now in researching treating this condition I see the potential solution, calcium, is a potential easy fix. My question to the experienced is how do you administer the calcium to a listless bird?

Some people dissolve a calcium capsule/tablet in water and then use a syringe to slowly squirt it in the hens mouth/ down the  throat.

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