Egg Bound Emergency

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Nutcase, Dec 3, 2012.

Should chickens eat cat biscuits?

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  1. Nutcase

    Nutcase Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Please help me. I beg you. [​IMG] My chicken is egg bound. She has diarrhea, can't walk and won't eat. I have given her a bath in warm water and fed her water and calcium with a syringe. She seems to be breathing harder. What's happening and what can I do?? Please reply NOW!
     
  2. froggiesheins

    froggiesheins Overrun With Chickens

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    Can you feel swelling in her abdomen?
     
  3. froggiesheins

    froggiesheins Overrun With Chickens

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    When did she lay her last egg...how long has this been going on?
     
  4. froggiesheins

    froggiesheins Overrun With Chickens

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    Did you try GENTLY massaging her tummy when you gave her the warm bath? Have you lubricated her vent with mineral oil to help if there is an egg "stuck"?
    What color is the diarrhea? Does it look like the insides of an egg?
     
  5. Nutcase

    Nutcase Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She's been sick and not laying for about 4 days now. Her diarrhea is green and yellow. I felt something hard and roundish in her lower abdomen but maybe its not an egg but one of her bones? What kind of minerals and/or fluids should i feed her?
     
  6. froggiesheins

    froggiesheins Overrun With Chickens

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    Take a deep breath, focus, breathe, make a warm bath for miss hen FIRST lubricate her vent with mineral oil or baby oil [you are going to have to put you finger inside her vent CAREFULLY to get the oil in there OR if you have a syringe [w/o needle] you can use that to get the oil in......then put her in the bath, gently massage her abdomen and see of you can get the egg to move.........

    "hard and roundish" does sound like an egg.......
     
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  7. Nutcase

    Nutcase Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK I might give it a go with some help from my dad. i'll ask him to come and take a look [​IMG] but i'm not sure. since the warm bath she's picked up a little and started preening
     
  8. froggiesheins

    froggiesheins Overrun With Chickens

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    I am going to bed, hopefully between the bath, your Dads help and some oil she can pass the egg..........:fl I hope I see good news in the morning! :hugs
     
  9. Nutcase

    Nutcase Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good morning...and she's still alive! i thought egg bound chickens die after 48 hours but not this one. don't know how its going to turn out but shes in a stable condition for now [​IMG] I am at a loss!
     
  10. Nutcase

    Nutcase Chillin' With My Peeps

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    she died just then..[​IMG]
     

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