Egg bound hen now laying gelatious eggs

chickaboom

In the Brooder
11 Years
Oct 15, 2008
55
4
29
WV
I apologize in advance. I'm such a newb at this. I've only had my girls for about 6 months.
The other night one of my hens was egg bound. Poor girl.
I read up on what I should do and ended up massaging the vent with a little vaseline.
Now, she's still laying but all her eggs are nasty gelatious orbs.
Did I do something wrong? Is there something wrong with her? What do I do?!
I hope someone can direct me to some answers!
Thank you!
Crystal
 

MissPrissy

Crowing
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12 Years
May 7, 2007
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This is a kink in the egg factory. It may work itself out. If not you'll have to decide if you want to keep her as a pet or get rid of her.

What is she eating?

If they are on laying ration give them a dish of free choice oyster shells too. You might consider a vitamin to add to the water as well. The calcium they need won't absorb unless it is combination with pottasium and magnesium so the vitamin water would help this.
 

chickaboom

In the Brooder
11 Years
Oct 15, 2008
55
4
29
WV
Thank you so much!
Do you know what's coincidental? Her name is Miss Prissy.
YyyEEEEsss! LOL
 

Wynette

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Sep 25, 2007
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You'll learn a lot here! I had NO idea how much I DID NOT know until I became a member. Lots of intelligent folks with tons of chicken (and other) experience! Enjoy your stay!!
 

chickaboom

In the Brooder
11 Years
Oct 15, 2008
55
4
29
WV
My Miss Prissy finially laid a beauty this morning!! YAY!! She recovered!
 

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