Egg Bound Hen Help!!!!!!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ChickenKid11, Dec 11, 2011.

  1. ChickenKid11

    ChickenKid11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So yesterday one of my hens went to lay an egg when she came out she had not layed and egg the same thing happened today! She is definitively egg bound because she had an egg near coming out! What should I do!!!!!!!!!
     
  2. ChickenKid11

    ChickenKid11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone??!!??!!
     
  3. Frost Homestead

    Frost Homestead eggmonger

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    some hens will go into the nest and not lay their egg. how long has it been since she laid last?
     
  4. ChickenKid11

    ChickenKid11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    2-3 days ago
     
  5. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    If you're actually SEEING or FEELING an egg that's stuck, you can give the hen a warm bath in the sink (think baby bath warm). That's supposed to help relax them enough to expel the egg. Dry her off after the bath, apply a little lube of some kind around (a bit inside too) her vent, and keep her in a warm, dim area (again - to help her relax). Hopefully that'll do it.

    eta: but if you're not actually seeing or feeling an egg, then I wouldn't assume she's egg bound.
     
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  6. ChickenKid11

    ChickenKid11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok I still don't understand the lubricant thing what should it be: like olive oil or what???
     
  7. Frost Homestead

    Frost Homestead eggmonger

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    you can use regular water based lube or olive oil or almond oil
     
  8. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    Olive oil might work. Vaseline is a good option.
     
  9. dracutgirl

    dracutgirl New Egg

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    Vaseline !
     
  10. FarmCoe

    FarmCoe Flock Mistress

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    Another good option for an egg-bound hen is to give her crushed up tums. Though I have never tried this, it is said to work.
     

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