Egg bound Golden Comet

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by kinsey228, Jan 24, 2012.

  1. kinsey228

    kinsey228 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have an almost 1 year old Golden Comet and she's been egg bound for the last 2 days. I've been soaking her in warm water and completely spoiling her rotten trying to help her push this egg out. Are there any fellow BYC'ers that can give me any advice on what else I can do ? She seems to be in pain, and if she doesn't push this egg out today, then even though she is one of my favorites, I'm going to have to cull her. I don't want her to be in pain and suffering. I would GREATLY appreciate any advice anyone has.
     
  2. kinsey228

    kinsey228 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone ? [​IMG]
     
  3. tammye

    tammye Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Try massaging gently her abdomen and apply a little lub, such as olive oil into her vent, gently. Keep up the warm soaks and some have said to leave them alone, less stress the better and keep her in a darken area so she won't produce another egg. Good luck
     
  4. kinsey228

    kinsey228 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Will do. Thank you.
     
  5. kinsey228

    kinsey228 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She still hasn't passed the egg yet, and seems to be getting worse. Does anyone have any ideas that may work on her ?
     
  6. earthfriendlyfarm

    earthfriendlyfarm Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey, I have had an egg bound leghorn. But she walked around acting like she was trying to poop but couldn't. I figured out pretty quick she was egg bound when I looked at her vent and it was sort of open. I took her in the house and sat with her on the floor, with hot, wet towels (not enough to burn her) on her lower abdoment and vent area. Alternating them out before they got cold and after about 20 minutes she laid it in my hand.

    Do you have/keep Rescue Remedy? It takes the stress out of situations for people, cats/dogs chickens. I give it at the first sign of illness/stress. Also another thing I keep on hand is Arnica liquid or tablets again for critters or people but it is for pain. I buy these rx from the health food store, and keep them on hand always. It could be these will help with destressing and relieve the tension/stress of being bound and the pain.

    Good luck to you both. I have to go figure out what my hens problem is now.
     

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