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Egg Bound Chicken

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ybbed, Oct 25, 2010.

  1. ybbed

    ybbed In the Brooder

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    My chicken has been egg bound since Friday. I have been soaking her in 1/2 hour increments a couple of times a day rubbing her belly and sitting with her on a heating pad. She is eating scrambled eggs, oatmeal, and even a little bit of greens outside, drinking, and pooping (some white/green, some yellowish, and even a little brown) definately uncomfortable. How long can this go on? thanks
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  2. TheFarmMama

    TheFarmMama Songster

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    Not sure how long it can last but I did experience this with my sexlink, Rosie, last winter. I kept her inside to keep her warm, did the baths, and had a light on her to keep her comfy. I did notice that providing oyster shell made a huge difference. She ate it up like crazy then gave me some jelly eggs and finally a good hard shelled one so maybe that will help your little gal as well. Good luck!
     
  3. lauriej57

    lauriej57 Chirping

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    Put some vaseline on your fingers, insert your fingers, see if you can feel an egg, it might be a broken egg, but the vaseline will help her to pass the egg.
     

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