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Egg bound hen

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by AndrewSPK51, Feb 18, 2015.

  1. AndrewSPK51

    AndrewSPK51 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a hen that is egg bound. Egg is completely out of cloeca but seems to have no exit to let egg out. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated she is also a first time layer
     
  2. AndrewSPK51

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    It looks stuck in her oviduct like she wasnt fully mature.
     
  3. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    I would get something to lubricate her vent, and try to massage the egg out. If nothing else works, some have been known to make a cut in the tissue and pull the egg out. Can she pass droppings? That can be dangerous if she cannot. If you have any type of calcium as in a calcium tablet, a Tums tablet, or crushed egg shell or oyster shell, give her one because egg binding can be a result of low calcium as well as dehydration.
     
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  5. AndrewSPK51

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    If i cut the tissue will it heal?
     
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  7. AndrewSPK51

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    I have set her in warm water and lubricated her vent.
     
  8. casportpony

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    Give the calcium, then try putting her in a bathroom full of steam and leave her there for several hours. Do_NOT_cut any tissue!

    -Kathy
     
  9. AndrewSPK51

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    Ill try the shower with steam but they have calcium daily. Thanks for the info.
     
  10. casportpony

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    Mine also get calcium in the form of oyster shell daily, but when they egg bound, they need an extra boost. Dose is 50mg per pound orally twice a day until egg passes.

    -Kathy
     

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