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Egg Binding but worse?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by wrightgj, Feb 24, 2016.

  1. wrightgj

    wrightgj New Egg

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    Good morning - one of my hens is egg bound, based on what I've read. I've done everything I can to help her out (warm bath, lubrication, warm damp place to sit), but I can't seem to fix it. The problem is, I can't actually see the egg. I can see the shape, it's large and right near the cloaca, so it wants to come out. But there is some kind of tissue or membrane in the way - I've reached in and all around the egg, but nowhere can I feel the actual shell; there's always a layer of tissue in between. I'm not terribly familiar with a chicken's interior anatomy, but is it possible that something got twisted around or something, and the shell gland is completely enveloping the egg? She's still eating and drinking but clearly uncomfortable. I've tried multiple times to work it out, but no luck. Is there any way I can reach in and maneuver the egg into the right position?
     
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  3. wrightgj

    wrightgj New Egg

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    Yeah, I gave her some Tums yesterday - the egg has definitely moved since I first noticed it, but it doesn't seem to want to come all the way out.
     

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