Egg bound hen

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by 8CIS, May 2, 2017.

  1. 8CIS

    8CIS New Egg

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    But the egg is lower than the description given on this site. She matches all other characteristics except the egg isn't straight in, it is down low. I can feel it when massaging her abdomen. I have tried warm soak with epson twice and have force feed her about half of a tums. What else should I try?
     
  2. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Hi [​IMG] Welcome To BYC

    Is she able to poop?
    Are you feeling an egg when you insert a finger into her vent (about 1") or does it feel like a mass in the abdomen?

    If she is truly "Egg Bound" she won't be pooping, you will most likely feel an egg within 1" upon inserting a finger into the vent. The egg will block the passage of poop - this is life threatening - if you have a vet that can see her, it would be best.

    Hens can have very similar symptoms of being egg bound if they have reproductive disorders like Egg Yolk Peritonitis, cancer, tumors, Salpingitis or Ascites. Usually these will be accompanied bloated/swelling of the abdomen, some people do report feeling something egg shaped when massaging the abdomen (there can be eggs in the abdomen with Peritonitis).

    Do your best to keep her hydrated.



    http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/07/chicken-egg-binding-causes-symptoms.html

    http://www.chickenvet.co.uk/health-and-common-diseases/egg-laying-issues/index.aspx
     
  3. tiketpesawat

    tiketpesawat New Egg

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    The first time I heard about this. Are you using special oil messaging your hen?
     

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