Egg bound or Internal laying?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by CIgal, Mar 5, 2011.

  1. CIgal

    CIgal In the Brooder

    Aug 8, 2010
    NW Washington
    I have a black australorpe who has not layed an egg for a few weeks. She is about 7-8 months old and started laying early january. I went to check the hens today for mites, etc, and noticed she had a large mass almost directly forward from her vent. It is not protruding, but rather when I gently squeeze her I feel it. Her vent has what appears like egg white slowly oozing out of it. Suggestions/advice please!! I'm new to chickens and this is my first emergency. [​IMG]
  2. Yay Chicks!

    Yay Chicks! Songster

    Apr 15, 2010
    Forest Grove, OR
    It sounds perhaps like an egg broke inside her, but I don't know for sure and I'm not sure what you do for that. If she was simply eggbound you could give her a nice warm bath to loosen her up, but if the egg has broken, I'm not sure...

    Hopefully someone will come along soon with a more definitive answer.

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