Egg bound symptoms

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by azhen, Apr 22, 2017.

  1. azhen

    azhen New Egg

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    Our hen was egg bound 2 weeks ago but hot it out herself. We found her partially prolapsed and bleeding, and a bloody egg in the box. The prolapse went back in on its own and we kept her separated in the dark for 4 days. We started adding calcium to their diet and I don't think she had laid since. Today she is very lethargic, not wanting to walk or eat etc. I did not feel an egg when I felt in her vent about 2" in. She is straining, has watery stools.
    I syringed her baby food mixed with a crushed tums. Any tips? She's a 2 yrs old golden sex link.
     
  2. Eleanor C

    Eleanor C Just Hatched

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    I suggest soaking hr chest and stomach in warm water to get anything out of hr system and keep giving them calcium that will help.
     
  3. azhen

    azhen New Egg

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    Doing that, we separated her again too. Her whole back end is red, not just the vent. And she seems to have a fluid filled sac where her neck meets the chest. Is this normal? Size of a golf ball.
     

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