Egg Binding Hen

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by RanchLady, Apr 29, 2009.

  1. RanchLady

    RanchLady New Egg

    Apr 29, 2009
    I have a hen just about 1 year old, she was acting lethargic, slightly labored breathing, kinda throwing her head, frequently having diarrhea, and I noticed her backside was very messy, I caught her and isolated her from my 20 other hens. I called my vet who said it could be coccidia or egg binding, my other chickens are not acting sick so i thought I'd try and clean her up. While cleaning her I noticed her abdomen was swollen and I started to push up on it when her egg making tube (cloaca, I honestly did not know what that was until doing some research!) came out and had soft shell parts in it....I gently pulled the shell pieces out.

    What do I do now? Has anyone had a chicken recover after egg binding, do I need to check for more bound eggs? I appreciate any advice!
  2. PunkinPeep

    PunkinPeep Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 31, 2009
    SouthEast Texas
  3. Glenda L Heywood

    Glenda L Heywood Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 11, 2009
    yes if she is taken care of properly
    you will need to use the
    2 tbsp of apple cider vinegar in gallon of water daily for all the hens be sure she get to this water all the time
    and what you should have done is take a eye dropper and fill with olive oil and insert it in the vent area twice so she can get oil back there to heal the soreness of the vent area

    the bird needs put on calcium also
    I would use those soft calcium capsules and cut the end and drool the end in her beak and give her a 1000 mg of calcium daily
    this will encourage the egg shell around her eggs

    I would feed the
    natural probiotic wet mash to all the hens

    daily use 1 qt of dry crumbles
    2 qts milk sweet, sour or buttermilk
    1/2 cup of non flavored yoguart
    mix good and feed three tbsp of wet mash per chicken per day
    feed this what they will eat in 20-30 minutes and clean the wet feeder and restock the dry crumbles
    feed this daily till she is back laying and then feed three times a week

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