Egg bound, and dealing with it tomorrow. Advice?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Jazzyjen, Feb 15, 2013.

  1. Jazzyjen

    Jazzyjen New Egg

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    Hi! First time posting really. I have three red star sex links who have been laying for about a month now. I got a massive egg on Monday (like I could close the egg carton and it was as big as my palm). Now, I have not gotten an egg from one of them for two days. She is not walking like a penguin yet, but we are going to bathe her tomorrow and try to get it going. Other than the bath and olive oil or KY around the vent, any advice? And do you think this will be an issue going forward? As for feed, they get super expensive organic feed, so it had better not be that. Any advice would be appreciated.
     
  2. Bluebee

    Bluebee Overrun With Chickens

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    Bathe her in warm water (warmer then her body temp but not hot enough to burn her) for about 20-25 minutes or until she passes the egg. Make sure she relaxes and keep the water warm. After she passes the egg, dry her up and offer her food and water. You might want to put some honey on the vent area if it looks red and irritated. Try to encourage her to eat some calcium treats like yogurt or cheese. Make sure it is dark where she is and keep her separated from the flock until she is better (walking around, acting chicken-like sorta thing). After she is better, you can re-introduce her back into the flock. Hope this helps and hope she will be ok![​IMG]

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