Egg Bound Silkie

Peep-Chicken

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Silkie, the silkie had gotten upper respiratory issues last night. Clearly, that got worse and she got stressed out. We treated her for the upper resp but a bit to late. She already got egg bound.

We have her two baths, and did the thing where you hold her above steam. I used lubricant around her vent and such.

I also just gave her a very small price of tums. Not sure on a amount and I didn't want to kill her. She won't eat or drink, so I occasionally syringe her water.

Poor girl :(

Any advice will be helpful. Will try and keep you posted.
 

Eggcessive

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Baths may stress her. Check inside the vent with a finger to see if there is an egg present. I would use 1/4 of a Tums for a silky.
 

Peep-Chicken

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She's starting to eat now. I no longer feel an egg though. Maybe there was no egg in the first place, or it passed and I never saw it in the towels. I gave her some tums last night as I saw people recommended that. Thank you :)
 

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Great to hear. I'm sure you're very pleased. It's great that she is finally eating, and the respiratory symptoms are fading.
 
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