Advice needed - Soft-shelled egg has broken in hen vent

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Spikes Chooks, Dec 11, 2013.

  1. Spikes Chooks

    Spikes Chooks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My 18 month old RIR has intermittently been laying no-shell or soft-shelled eggs. Today I saw part of a very soft shell and yolk stuck to her back feathers, pulled it off then had a look at her vent - there was more of a very soft shell, with white and yolk gunk, sticking out her vent and I have pulled it out. Her vent seems more red and swollen than usual. Otherwise healthy, eating and drinking. Not noticed a poop yet. I can't take a photo as I'm here by myself during the day.

    So, assuming the egg broke in her vent, there is likely more inside her. What shall I do? My husband will be home later to help out as needed. I understand this is very dangerous for her and love her dearly so any advice on how to proceed would be greatly appreciated.
     
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    Spikes Chooks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bump. Oh and I have Triple C antibiotics to hand. Should I give her some?
     

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