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Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by mebuff daisy, Feb 4, 2015.
Too cold. Keep her inside.
Have you given this bird and exam to see if she actually has a stuck egg?
It is very easy to do. Put on a latex glove with some KY Jelly or Vaseline on the index finger and gently insert your finger into the vent going straight back. If she has a stuck egg, you will feel it within the first inch or so. If you feel nothing or can go down with your finger, you are in the intestinal tract and there is no egg present.
I mean this in the nicest way possible, but how many critically ill, thin birds have you done this to? And how many eggs have you removed with a syringe and needle?
The bird in this thread is hypothermic, I can almost guarantee that. First step should be to stabilize her with warmth, not stick her in a tub of water.
Just yesterday I helped out this person with a quail and a stuck egg. Read here....https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/950956/hello-everyone
In post number 27 the bird is now back in the flock....https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/950956/hello-everyone/20#post_14736402
I do agree if the bird is hypothermic and quite ill, she should not be subject to water. If she does indeed have a stuck egg in this situation, if the egg is at all accessable, the egg should be broken and removed.
I looked up water belly on byc thy said it could look like being egg bound but really be water belly
I will do the test to see if see is egg bound
Thanks to all who posted
It could also be cancer or egg yolk peritonitis. Would you like me to post some pictures of what it could be?
That would be great if you could post some pictures