Egg Bound Cream Legbar Hen

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by TexasParamedic, Mar 7, 2017.

  1. TexasParamedic

    TexasParamedic New Egg

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    Howdy and good afternoon.. We have a cream legbar hen that is egg bound. We noticed her displaying the signs yesterday and immediately brought her inside and gave her a warm soak with Epsom Salt. We also administered oral poultry cell and liquid calcium along with lube around the vent. We could feel the egg in the abdomen when she was in the soak. We repeated the warm soak 2 additional times yesterday with no luck. We administered the poultry cell and liquid calcium again this morning along with a warm soak and still no luck. Any other suggestions or thoughts would greatly be appreciated.
     
  2. azygous

    azygous Chicken Obsessed

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    Try a heating pad on the lowest setting under the nesting material in the nest box. Place her on it and leave. This has worked for me more often than not.
     

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