egg bound? please help

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  1. chickenshiha

    chickenshiha Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]My female magpie pi9geon has been shaking its wing yesterday she and the male are sitting in the nest now she is always sitting everywhere not only the nest she always stumble when landing could this be egg bound she doesn't move much an not eat much but she heavier than yesterday and not shaking [​IMG][/IMG]
     
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  2. Hokum Coco

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    You can check for egg bound by looking at, and massaging around her bottom area for an egg shaped lump. If she is used to being handled and doesn’t find it too stressful then submerging her bottom area in warm water and gently massaging the area for about 30 minutes may help relax the muscles. An alternative to that would be a warm flannel held over the area. She needs to be kept warm and comfortable. Greasing the vent with Vaseline may help as well.

    If the egg is physically too big for the pelvis then it will be impossible to encourage out and the only other option really is to collapse the egg by pricking it with a large syringe (large enough to pull in the contents of the egg). Afterwards let her relax on her own with fluids and calcium and she should eventually pass the remaining egg - it can take anywhere from an hour to a day. One risk with this method is that it is possible that a sharp edge of shell may cut the uterus. Usually the shell would collapse inwards so it shouldn't cut anything but it is a possibility.
     
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  3. chickenshiha

    chickenshiha Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks alot I had a hen that had the same symptoms but never laid for 2 months could I use olive oil and squirt some in her vent or on it? She's still in the nest looks like she is trying to lay her pelvic bone is small touched together
     
  4. Hokum Coco

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    If the cause of the egg becoming stuck is a small pelvis then it is almost certainly hereditary and prevention may not be possible . Sometimes large eggs can be the result of feeding too much meat/protein so if you feel that may be the case then cutting back on those elements may help minimize the chance of a large egg becoming stuck.

    Good luck and I hate to say it Sounds like your bird may be a cull from what you described
     
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  5. chickenshiha

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    So is there any cure for her I used to have pigeons with small pelvic bone but lay fine she just came out of the nest but she keeps sitting on the floor by the way thanks for your replies
     
  6. Hokum Coco

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    Culling is a judgment call that only you can make. I am not 100% positive egg bound it the problem. It is hard to know from this end of the computer. It is even hard to diagnose from inside the loft.

    Can you determine if there is a egg blocking the vent?

    I would definitely give her time, do what you can for her and go with what your heart tells you to do. If it is an egg bound issue she will succumb to it eventually if not passed or possibly even prolapse from it worst case scenario. If that happens I would recommend to cull you do not want this gene in your flock. Nature will always run its course. Culling is a last resort I use to end suffering in a hopeless situation if that is any help to you.
     
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  7. chickenshiha

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    I also don't think it's egg bound and I don't know how to feel an egg I don't want to cull my birds as we don't even eat them she has been popping normally today and ate and walked a bit but she's in the nest now
     
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  9. chickenshiha

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    No I haven't seen them make a nest as I got the pair 3 days ago but I saw there old coop and nest when they were in it and they were building a nest does this mean anything?
     
  10. Hokum Coco

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    Yes they should lay eggs within 10 days I am thinking. Have you seen them copulate

    Check out this link:


    Once you see the male treading on the back of the female (copulating) count 10 days and you should have and egg in their nest.


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