Egg bound?? Impacted Crop?? Please help.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by silkiechick05, Dec 21, 2009.

  1. silkiechick05

    silkiechick05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a BR pullet, age not known


    Hasn't ever laid an egg.

    *Lethargic

    *Not going Poo

    *Urine running down vent

    *When trying to Poo, only urine comes out

    *Full Crop

    *eyes closed, tail raised
     
    Last edited: Dec 21, 2009
  2. crystalchik

    crystalchik Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She may be egg bound! It sounds like she is. Has she started laying eggs yet, has she layed one today, or is she laying regularly?
    Massage her abdomen, do you feel anything that resembles an egg or do you feel "crunching" or "crackling"? Let us know immediately, her life could be at stake.
     
  3. silkiechick05

    silkiechick05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She hasn't ever laid an egg
     
  4. silkiechick05

    silkiechick05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone??
     
  5. JestersEye

    JestersEye Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you feel anything in her belly area (such as an egg that's stuck in there)?
     
  6. silkiechick05

    silkiechick05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Where should i feel?

    Toward the vent??

    or closer to the middle??
     
  7. crystalchik

    crystalchik Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Closer towards the vent area, right behind the pelvic bone.
     
  8. silkiechick05

    silkiechick05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know. I couldn't feel anything. I don't really know what to be feeling for though (I know an egg, but I have no experience with this..)

    There is now a big glob of white/yellow stuff on her vent.
     
  9. OrpingtonManor

    OrpingtonManor Building the Castle

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    sounds like a shell-less egg.
     
  10. Kittymomma

    Kittymomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I haven't had to deal with this yet myself, but it sounds like she may have had an egg break inside her. I'd give her a warm bath to clean her up and relax her and then gently probe around inside with a gloved (if possible) vaseline covered finger. Hopefully someone with more experience will come along soon. Oh, don't forget the blow dry after the bath. Use the low setting.
     

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