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Egg bound duck

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by annray55, Aug 12, 2010.

  1. annray55

    annray55 In the Brooder

    Apr 22, 2008
    My Coop
    One of my Muscovy hens appears to be egg bound. She seems to be straining to lay an egg but nothing happening. I noticed her acting this way last night and she is still at it now. I have tried giving her some food and water but she just turns away. There is some runny poo dribbling out but that I haven't seen her actually poop normally.
    I have her sitting in a warm tub of water right now and I have been massaging her belly but to no avail. Does anyone have any other suggestions?

    Thanks, Ann

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