Chicken has been egg bound for 2 weeks..

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by dreamzofpeas, Sep 25, 2015.

  1. dreamzofpeas

    dreamzofpeas Out Of The Brooder

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    Need advise please!!!... Been to the vets already... No luck... Now she is molting , eating less, drinking less and pooping less... Help!
     
  2. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Is she actually egg bound, or is she just not laying? It's normal for production to slow down before the onset of molting. Most hens stop laying completely while they are molting.
     
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  3. dreamzofpeas

    dreamzofpeas Out Of The Brooder

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    She really has an egg in there. It showed up on an X-ray nearly 2 weeks ago...
     
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    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Some people have had success with letting the hen soak in a warm, Epsom salts bath. I don't think there really is much that can be done, other then keep her calm and comfortable, hope and wait.
     
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    Thank you so much!... I've tried all of that I think, but will review and redo!... Thanks!!
    She's now eating drinking and pooping considerably less... If anyone out there has any other thoughts, pls share them ... Tx!..
     

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