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a word about eggbinding

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chicklibby, Apr 7, 2009.

  1. chicklibby

    chicklibby Hatching

    Mar 16, 2009
    hi all, i know that each of you have either gone through eggbinding or read about it. i just want to say that i am not all that new to chickens i have had chickens for several years but i never knew what was actually happening to my hens ( i've lost at least 3 to eggbinding) until i joined this forum. i have learned alot but i still don't know how to prevent or avoid it & the signs are there but usually they are on the border of being to late & i live in the city there are no vets here that take care of poultry, i guess i'm asking what kind of preventatives, how can i avoid this problem? i now have a 3 yr old hen that is bound i have done all the things that i read about, ie; calcium aspirin warm bath lubrication sun lamp i don't know what else to do. right now she is comfortable goes to a vet i found (a city away) in the am at 9:30
    (hope she makes it) shes a beautiful bird black sex link named honky! her sister died of the same thing. wish there was more info on this tragic problem!
    thanks for listening sometimes it just helps to talk. thanks libby

  2. Renee

    Renee Songster

    May 7, 2008
    Hi Libby,

    I don't think there's anything you can do to prevent this problem. I recall reading that the high-egg producing breeds suffer from these sorts of issues more than other breeds. The sex-links get it more than most others.

    You have done so much for her already! What a lucky girl she is.

    You could give some thought to getting different breeds in the future.

    I'm so sorry about your poor girl, and I hope she makes it.

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