Egg bound ideas??????

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chickenscratch, Apr 20, 2009.

  1. chickenscratch

    chickenscratch Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 18, 2007
    I posted the other day about my eggbound hen. I soaked her in a warm bath, massaged underside, put olive oil down her throat 3 days in a row. She seems a bit better in her energy and shes drinking and eating a bit. I even stuck my gloved finger up her but couldn't feel it.
    Should I shoot olive oil up her butt?

    Please help!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  2. Glenda L Heywood

    Glenda L Heywood Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 11, 2009
    yesI would take a eye dropper and fill with olive oil and put it in the side of the vent
    then take another eye dropper full and put on the other side of the vent

    then put your fingers on the under side of her
    behind where he vent is and push upward easy like
    if this does not make an egg appear she is
    the absorbing the egg in her body
    and there is a calcium treatment that you can get from the vet for females absorbing their eggs

    If an egg appears you can take a needle and make holes in the egg shell
    and take a syringe with out needle on it and suck out the yolk and white
    then take a large twizzers and pull gently the egg shell ALL out
    do not leave any egg shell in the vent of the hen
  3. MikasGirl

    MikasGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 17, 2009
    Coos Bay, OR
    Are you sure she is egg boubd? Because if she isn't it might not be a good idea to go poking around in her vent. I would just grease up the vent with some vaseline after you soak her again in a warm bath. Hope she gets well![​IMG]

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