Egg bound hen-Impacted egg broke!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Kelticlady, Dec 11, 2009.

  1. Kelticlady

    Kelticlady New Egg

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    One of our Araucana hens had what I think was an impacted egg. I have also seen it called a egg bound hen. It could have been a whole egg that broke or it could have just been a partially formed egg. Whatever it was, there seem to still be pieces of shell in her vent. We have brought her inside the laundry room and kept her warm. I put canola oil on the vent last night hoping to lubricate it but only topically. I gave her a warm bath which help pass a large piece of shell but I was wanting to know what I could do to help get that shell out of there. Should I just leave it alone? There are no signs of infection and we have put her on antibiotics as a preventive. She seems to be fine and is eating and drinking. PLEASE ADVISE!

    Thanks in advance!
     
    Last edited: Dec 12, 2009
  2. tazcat70

    tazcat70 I must be crazy!

    How is she doing today? I am sure that this just got missed.
     
  3. Kelticlady

    Kelticlady New Egg

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    She is much better today! Thanks. We moved her back to the pen today. How soon will she lay again?
     

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