Egg Bound Hen Follow-Up

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ChickDandy, Jun 12, 2009.

  1. ChickDandy

    ChickDandy In the Brooder

    May 5, 2008
    Colonial Heights, VA
    I had some success in helping an egg bound hen over the past couple of weeks, but she required additional care. I separated her for several days, continued sitz baths and gave her some low-dosage aspirin because of a swollen abdomen and prolapsed vent. She seems to be doing fine and is no longer confined.

    However, now that the swelling in her abdomen is gone, she is distinctly saggy between her legs. This could be stretched skin from the swelling, or maybe it could be something more permanent (?) She doesn't appear sick, is eating normally, but she is definitely keeping herself apart from the rest of the flock. (But I think this is mostly to avoid the rooster.) Could the bound egg have caused permanent internal damage?

    Any opinions?
  2. beakkeeper

    beakkeeper Songster

    Jul 20, 2008
    bump [​IMG]
  3. chickenbottom

    chickenbottom Songster

    Dec 30, 2008
    hollister, florida
    maybe shes just in recovery by herself and hopefully the skin will tighten

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