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broken egg inside hen?? help

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Raven81, Nov 28, 2010.

  1. Raven81

    Raven81 Songster

    Nov 3, 2010
    Te Anau NZ
    well i have a sick light sussex in her 2nd yr laying. she has been laying soft shell eggs but thought she came right after i gave her extra grit. but last nite i found her sleeping in the run not looking good comb was starting to go black on the tips. i brought her in & after looking on here i suspected she was egg bound, gave her a bath & left her inside for the nite. this morning looked alot better bright comb, so i let her out with the others. she has stood hunched up by the water bowl most of day & ive just been out & had another look at her rear & managed to get (what looks like a soft shell skin) out of her but she is still straining but i cant get anything else out with out being really rough & hurting her. oh & when i was getting out the 'skin' she spewed up water. her poop looks normal.
    can she come right from this or do i have to put her out of her misery?
    what else can i do for her?

  2. Raven81

    Raven81 Songster

    Nov 3, 2010
    Te Anau NZ
    too late shes dead.....
  3. Dook

    Dook In the Brooder

    Nov 28, 2010
    Wagga Wagga, AUS
  4. eenie114

    eenie114 Completly Hopeless

    [​IMG] I'm sorry.
  5. TigerLilly

    TigerLilly I failed Chicken Math

    Jul 18, 2010
    Central Florida
    Sorry... [​IMG]
  6. Raven81

    Raven81 Songster

    Nov 3, 2010
    Te Anau NZ
    went to give her another bath & she was gone i only checked her 20 mins ago & she didnt look like she was about to die.

    that makes 4 in the last week 2 layers & 2 young chicks
    Last edited: Nov 29, 2010
  7. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    Shucks. If she's not passed on already, I would help speed up the process so she doesn't have to suffer any more.

  8. chuckzoo

    chuckzoo Songster

    Apr 20, 2009
    Tuscaloosa, Alabama
    Quote:Sounds like you have something else going on if you have lost 4 in a week.

    I would make a list of the symptoms each had and see if you can pinpoint any disease.
  9. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    So sorry to hear about your birds, hope you can find out what it may be.
  10. ChickieBooBoo

    ChickieBooBoo Cold Canadian Chick

    Dec 2, 2009
    I'm so sorry [​IMG]

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