Egg Bound Chicken

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by kkowa, Feb 19, 2014.

  1. kkowa

    kkowa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My hen is about 2 years old and when I went out to take care of them I saw she was not herself so I watched her it was way past the time where she lays her eggs so with all of her symptoms I figured out she was egg bound after placing her in warm water it started to come out in pieces after a good 15 minutes nothing else happened so I contacted a friend of mine that is a vet and she told my to lube up my finger and see what I could feel. after searching I could not find anything else so I believe it all came out or hoping so..... now she is in the house with a heat lamp along with and mash for her to eat. is there anything else I can do????? here is a pic of what all came out. [​IMG]
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    That may be pieces of her reproductive tract. I'd keep her in a few more days, to let her rest more comfortably, to see if she seems better, and to determine whether she will lay again.
     
  3. CuteChick369

    CuteChick369 Out Of The Brooder

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    I would keep her in as dark of a room as possible so that her system doesn't try to produce another egg for a few days. I hope she's better soon!!!!
     
  4. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    You can give her some calcium to help her expel more "egg bits". I give ~300mg per 2.2 pounds to mine.

    -Kathy
     
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  5. kkowa

    kkowa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    where could i get some of that? i have her on electrolytes also right now she ate a bit last night but not not anymore this morning she is in the house with a heat lamp above her to keep her warm
     
  6. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    You can use human calcium, Tums, but I use Calcium Gluconate, which you can get at Tractor Supply, it's in the cattle section. All can be given orally and if the pills are too big, just cut them in half or quarters and give multiple pieces.

    -Kathy
     
  7. kkowa

    kkowa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok so should I dissolve the tums?
     
  8. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    They're pretty big, right? break them into quarters and give ~300mg per 2.2 pounds orally. Just stick them in her mouth behind her tongue and she should swallow them. I don't know how many mg calcium are in a Tums, so you need to figure that out.

    -Kathy
     
  9. kkowa

    kkowa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok it say 3 tums for her weight so im going to dissolve them into a paste then syringe feed them to her to make sure she gets them all
     
  10. kkowa

    kkowa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what is the dosage of amoxicilina tablet for a chicken for antibiotics because the shell was broke in her?
     

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