Egg bound duck

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  1. sandy28

    sandy28 Out Of The Brooder

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    We have a Pekin duck that appears to be egg bound, could someone explain how we can help her lay the egg. It's been about 2-3 days and you can tell she's uncomfortable and trying to lay the egg. Thanks in advance for any help with this [​IMG]
     
  2. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Can you get her to a vet? If not, you could try giving her some oral calcium, then put her in your bathtub in warm water.

    -Kathy
     
  3. casportpony

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    @sandy28 , can she still poop?

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  4. sandy28

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    Thanks Kathy we'll try the calcium and warm water
     
  5. sandy28

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    Oh yes yes we saw her on the camera and thought she had played an egg but it was poo
     
  6. casportpony

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    Well that's good. Can you feel the egg?

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  7. Amiga

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    I agree - calcium, lukewarm tub time, and we gave Sechs an anti-inflammatory for several days, along with Bactrim antibiotic since there was a sign she may have had some infection.

    Also might consider keeping her in a darkened area to prevent further egg development till she passes this one. Sechs was given a hormone to stop egg laying for a month.
     
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  8. sandy28

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    Thanks for all the help, she played her egg this morning [​IMG]
     
  9. casportpony

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    Congrats! Keep a close eye on her and make sure she access to plenty of clean drinking water and oyster shell.

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