egg bound

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Sissy, Nov 19, 2008.

  1. Sissy

    Sissy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My 4 1/2 month hen has
    bum red and swollen..
    No roo around.
     
  2. Chicken Boo

    Chicken Boo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am sorry about your girl. I hope one of the smart members of this discussion board can help.
     
  3. ruth

    ruth Life is a Journey

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    Has she started laying yet? She could be egg bound with her first egg. You could try putting her in a warm soak. It's helps them to relax and pass the egg. Next step would be to lubricate around her vent if it looks like there is an egg stuck there.
     
  4. Sissy

    Sissy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    she hasnt layed yet but what more can
    I do beside

    the warm soak, which i did this morning.
    and dried her with a hair dryer.what should i use
    to lubericate her vent? thanks ..
     
  5. ruth

    ruth Life is a Journey

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    I've never had an egg bound hen but I've read that people use K-Y jelly or you could use Vaseline. You could also try another long warm soak tonight.

    Do you see or feel an egg at vent opening?
     
  6. Sissy

    Sissy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have to check again tomorow morning
    I did think I saw the shape of an egg
    thought it was swollen.and vent looked very sore.
    I've never had this happen before so Im stumped.
    I will do another soak I dont want to lose her she' so tame and sweet.

    thank you for the help.
     
  7. Sissy

    Sissy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    another soak did the trick
    little matilda is doing great.
     
  8. ruth

    ruth Life is a Journey

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    Glad to hear all is well. Did it take her this long to lay the egg? Has she laid any others since without problem?
     
  9. beautifulbirds

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    How long did you soak her for please; I have an egg bound hen I think? Thanks in advance.
     
  10. Sissy

    Sissy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The next morning
    I brought her into the the bathroom sink
    for almost an hour in a nice warm bath little Matdila loved it and about an hour or so later she passed her gift to me.
    but no more eggs since, so I am watching her..
    i have put her back into the coop and our weathers
    been 18 degrees

    I do have
    wood shavings and straw to 2'ft. on the coop floor.
    she dosent roost. I always find her in the corner.
     

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