Egg bound relieved//still not right

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Sasgirl, Nov 5, 2016.

  1. Sasgirl

    Sasgirl Out Of The Brooder

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    My Buff has finally laid her egg that was stuck, but has gone back into the nesting box. There was only one egg according to the x-ray. Any ideas why she would be doing this? I am deeply concerned. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
     
  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    How long has it been since she passed the egg and for how long was she bound? It is quite likely she is merely seeking a quiet, safe place to recover - the nest box provides that. Any time you are concerned about a bird it can be helpful to set up a hospital unit in a place where they can be easily monitored -- ie in the house -- a small area that can be set up where they have calm, quiet, dimly lit space in which to rest and recover -- the isolation also makes it easier to monitor food/water intake and the output of waste, which are important to assess when concerned about their health.
     
  3. Sasgirl

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    She passed it earlier today and was bound since yesterday. She seems content for tonight. She was quite a bit more relaxed since everyone went to bed for the night. She has been eating good and I have been putting electrolytes in her water. The vet gave her a shot of calcium and some pain meds. You think I should bring her back inside in the morning if she doesn't come out with the other girls? I want to do what's best for her.
     
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