egg bound

  1. CalBickieMomma

    Egg Bound, Constipation, Something Else ...?

    Hello lovely chicken people! My elderly hen (8 year old Barred Rock) seems to be a little off. Her walk was a little stiffer than usual this morning (she usually walks more in a waddle because I suspect she has a little chicken arthritis, but it was more obvious today). Also, she seemed to be...
  2. M

    Emergency egg bound? Infectious Bronchitis? Constipation??

    A friend called me today because her hen laid this egg and is acting lethargic. Her belly feels very watery and bloated. She isn't eating and drinking much but she is still doing it a little.We are treating her for the possibility of egg binding. We have fed Tums and coconut oil and she is...
  3. Landerb

    Serama on deaths door; mimicking eggbound

    Hello all, Newish chicken owner & first time poster. I’ve found so much help on this site just by reading the threads, but I’m at my wit’s end and am desperate. I have a 6 month old serama frizzle who laid her first eggs on Saturday. I know chickens don’t usually lay two eggs in a day, but I...
  4. buffy-the-eggpile-layer

    Mysteriously Messy Bum

    Everyone knows that one of the telltale signs of a healthy hen is a nice fluffy bottom. I recently noticed my 21 month old ISA brown hen has a weirdly messy bottom. Here's the thing: it's not right around her vent but actually under it by a couple inches. Upon checking her vent itself, it looked...
  5. Chocy_duck

    Duck help

    Hello, I have a female kahki campbell who when I let out this morning at 4.30am was fine and herself. A few hours later I went out to check them and she had a very low abdomin and was in the corner not moving just standing. Then later on she had moved to the night time quarters and has just sat...
  6. Kimberlass

    Chicken’s tail all the way down, weak, can’t feel egg

    Hello! I have a three year old black star who as of this evening is having difficulty walking and has her tail all the way down to the ground. I just noticed after work (husband says she was fine this morning.) She did eat some today. I soaked her in an Epsom salt bath as soon as I noticed, and...
  7. tanner17567

    Egg bound and prolapse, cut out egg, need help finishing

    This would have been her very first egg. Completely egg bound and prolapsed. Couldn’t find any hole from which to remove egg (soft shell) so I cut it out. Now I can’t tell what remaining parts are egg stuffs and what parts are her oviduct. Got her cleaned up as much as possible and tried to...
  8. Ginhay-Roper

    Egg Bound? Please Help!

    I have an Ameraucana who just got over her mites about a month ago. After she was better she started molting so she stopped laying. Now she is done molting and went in to lay an egg yesterday but I never found one. She keeps going back into the nesting box but still hasn't laid an egg. She is...
  9. Lucyjuice

    Maybe egg bound, maybe impacted crop?

    Hi folks Our 2 yr old lady Ponyo laid an egg the other day that was really longgg and misshapen, and then a watery membrane egg with no yolk that we could see (found it after an hour) and today she had some weird egg sack hanging half out of her vent. I tried to assist and it broke. She has...
  10. H

    Recovery Expectations Post Egg Binding??

    Hi all. So I have a 2 year old Lavender Orpington who was egg bound for about a day and a half. She passed the egg this morning. She seems more perky, but still seems lethargic and a bit under the weather. Her feathers are still puffed up and she looks cold, so I turned a heat lamp on for her...
  11. H

    Egg Bound Hen but I Can’t Feel Egg!

    Hi all! So I have a 2 year old Lavender Orpington who was displaying all the symptoms of egg binding. I took her to the vet and they did an x-ray that confirmed it. They gave her fluids and a calcium shot. I took her home and gave her an epsom salt bath. I was gently massaging the area and I was...
  12. H

    Egg Bound Hen!! HELP!!!

    Hi all. So I have a 2-year-old Lavender Orpington named Phoebe. She’s a wonderful hen, super sweet, great layer, follows you around like a dog. I’ve never had any issues with her as far as laying goes. Today, she started showing all of the signs of egg binding, and so I took her to the vet. They...
  13. Lovem all

    Triple Emergencies!!! Help help help

    Okay so i have 3 big problems rn. So I went to collect the eggs and noticed my 10 year old barred rock chicken combs was in a weird position on the ground, looking very tired, breathing irregular, and the position she had was almost like she wanted to lay an egg. Her crop was empty so I took...
  14. EmmaO

    Consistent layer stopped laying

    Hi there, I've had chickens for about a year now so I'm still a novice and am in need of your advice and wisdom! I live in an urban environment and so kept my flock to just 3 hens so far. In the past couple of months I have had a rash of illnesses. First I Iost a hen who was egg-bound, then...
  15. S

    Large hard growth on belly of RIR, need help asap

    I have a 1.5 year old RIR who a few days ago started acting strange, penguin walking. she had an enlarged belly, it felt hard, almost seemed like there could be two eggs in there. started searching online, her symptoms matched EYP or egg bound. did the bath with epsom salt + gave her calcium...
  16. H

    Weird poop (photo incl.) from black copper maran

    Hey there, my 6-7 month old hen is exhibiting some unusual-for-her symptoms. She has not left the coop all day and has just been sitting on the roosting bar in and out of sleep. She will eat oatmeal from my hand and is still her fussy self but it’s very strange for her not to come outside and...
  17. Nuklear

    Egg-bound hen + worms?

    I'm making a new thread in hopes for more notice, my old previous thread: https://www.backyardchickens.com/threads/chicken-suddenly-sick-laid-a-ruptured-egg.1247615/ Basically my 3 year old Easter Egger is trying to pass through another ruptured, soft-shelled egg, this happened two years ago...
  18. RedLionChooks

    Broody vs. Bound

    Hey all! We have just passed our first year marker raising chickens, so pretty inexperienced. We have 10 hens and 1 rooster. They are all 1 year, 3 months old. I observed a hen in the nest box last evening around 6pm. The hens are out of the nest boxes by noon every day, so I found this...
  19. Fairywoodducks

    Is calcium gluconate reusable?

    hey all! I had a duck who had some egg issues so I gave her some calcium gluconate. Worked like a charm! However now I have this big bottle of calcium. It says it needs to be used within 24 hours, however its sealed, and I never put anything into the bottle. I poured what I needed out, filled my...
  20. CHlCKEN

    Hen won’t eat

    My hen is currently recovering from being eggbound with a broken egg. I’ve noticed immediately that she is willing to eat the small crumbs of the layer pellets I set out for her but not the full pellets. This morning I crushed them up and she was willing to eat them and then wash it down with...
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