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egg bound hen laid broken rubber egg

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chickcrack, Jun 10, 2016.

  1. chickcrack

    chickcrack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I noticed my little Old English Bantam Weezie was acting a little off this evening and when I picked her up what looked like egg white oozed from her vent. When I got her inside to clean up she began pushing with no success so into the warm bath then lubed up with olive oil and about 1/2 hour after it all started she laid this broken rubber egg. She has been laying daily recently and I noticed yesterday's egg was a little larger than normal. I flushed her vent with saline and gave her a 1/2 tab of calcium and some polyvisol drops. How worried should I be about infection? All I have on hand is tetracycline. She is back in the coop for the evening as she seemed right back to normal after her ordeal. I've never had a hen lay a broken egg before. Thx for any advice.
     
  2. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    chickcrack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thx Wyorp Rock. Appreciate the info. It's her first glitch ever so will just keep an eye on her for now.
     
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  5. chickcrack

    chickcrack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Weezie just laid a perfect egg. Took her 4 hours in all different nesting boxes but she seems good. Thx again.
     
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    She's a lovely girl!
    I'm so glad she is doing well. [​IMG]
     

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