Egg bound hen-almost there!

StillSwirling

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Jul 6, 2019
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Hello all, I have a hen who is in her 2nd season of laying. She has an egg right at the exit of her vent but the poor thing can't pass it! I discovered it thus morning after noticing what I thought was a constipation problem was not resolved. I inspected very carefully with a lubed glove and could feel the egg right after inserting my pinky finger. I soaked her in an Epsom salt bath and got her some liquid calcium supplement. She's been trying all day poor thing with no results! Is there anything else I can do for her? Thank you.
 

StillSwirling

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Jul 6, 2019
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Update: I tried soaking her again but she is so tired out and weak. Her breathing is labored and she was falling asleep in the bath. I didn't want to stress her too much so I brought her out and dried her. I then carefully felt for the egg again as I couldn't see it and some light yellow odorless discharge came out. I still feel the egg (I think?) but I'm thinking maybe it broke while trying to pass it yesterday 😔 I'd hate to see her suffering but I also don't want to get too pessimistic either. I'm letting her rest a bit now. I gave her some more of the mineral drench hoping that might help too. She isn't eating or drinking either. 😔
 

Mylied

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Update: I tried soaking her again but she is so tired out and weak. Her breathing is labored and she was falling asleep in the bath. I didn't want to stress her too much so I brought her out and dried her. I then carefully felt for the egg again as I couldn't see it and some light yellow odorless discharge came out. I still feel the egg (I think?) but I'm thinking maybe it broke while trying to pass it yesterday 😔 I'd hate to see her suffering but I also don't want to get too pessimistic either. I'm letting her rest a bit now. I gave her some more of the mineral drench hoping that might help too. She isn't eating or drinking either. 😔
So after she rests for a bit, go up in there and try to fish out the broken shell. The oviduct goes up, the colon go straight forward. I've fished out broken shells and had them recover.
 

StillSwirling

Chirping
Jul 6, 2019
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Unfortunately my dear Marsha has passed away 😭 I went to check on her again just now and she was gone. Thank you for your responses and help. Hopefully this won't happen again to another hen but if it does, I'll be more prepared. ❤ 20200602_193427.jpg
 

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