Egg bound symptoms - no egg??

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by max.whitecat, Dec 3, 2012.

  1. max.whitecat

    max.whitecat New Egg

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    My 4 year old golden comet used to lay big eggs - hasnt done for a few months now - so I assumed she was 'retiring' - only got the occasional shell-less egg. Last few days has been off colour - roosting in a nest rather than on a branch & now is 'walking like a duck' - which I believe is the sign of being egg bound. Brought her in last night 'steamed' her rear (as per some youtube remidie) to relax the muscles, then got the gloves on & oil & put an investigative finger up her vent - couldnt feel anything. He tummy is quite hard. She is moving around but painfully. What can it be if there is no egg in the vent???
    Her name is Doris & is one of my 1st hens. Any suggestions please??
     
  2. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

  3. max.whitecat

    max.whitecat New Egg

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    thank you - yes reading the other threads it does seem that way... Poor old Doris :-(
     
  4. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    Poor thing.. I think the responsible thing to do at this point is cull, as this affliction is very painful for the hen.

    The swollen abdomen is a very classic sign of internal laying.
     

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