An egg bound chicken that has no symptoms

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by silis, Aug 29, 2013.

  1. silis

    silis Out Of The Brooder

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    I have an egg bound chicken, or at least I think. It has not layed in three days. I can feel a lump in her abdomen but she shows no symptoms. What should I do? [​IMG]
     
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    I know you said no symptoms but has she been spending a lot of time on the nest if so you need to boil some water and put in a bowl then grab the hen make sure shes straining then put her vent close to the boiling water and wait. hope it works will be praying[​IMG]
     
  3. ten chicks

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    Give her warm water soak,you need to do a cloacal exam,put on gloves(with lubricant if available)gently insert finger into vent and see if you can feel any obstruction. If you feel an egg,give her a calcium tablet,tums works fine,keep her quiet/calm and somewhere dark so she can relax,continue with warm baths.
     
  4. ten chicks

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    You will scald her this way,very dangerous.
     
  5. hatcherkid777

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    What do you suggest
     
  6. ten chicks

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    Warm water soaks are safe. Cloacal exam to feel for an egg,and calcium tablets.
     
  7. silis

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    She is still not laying, but she is still alive. i think its because i showed her at two fairs (very stressful for her) and the seasons changing. so i think she is okay. Thank you for giving ideas and information.[​IMG]
     

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