Egg bound???

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Kuntrygirl70, Jun 25, 2011.

  1. Kuntrygirl70

    Kuntrygirl70 Out Of The Brooder

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    What can u do to help a chicken thats egg bound? Shes pretty old.
     
  2. Enslaved-by-Ducks

    Enslaved-by-Ducks Out Of The Brooder

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    Nothing.
     
  3. Kuntrygirl70

    Kuntrygirl70 Out Of The Brooder

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    Do they just pass it or do they die?
     
  4. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    Try to give them a warm bath up to their vent. Put mineral oil in the water, also try to insert some into the vent. Try massaging where you feel the egg to see if it will loosen. As a last resort try to break egg and see if she can pass it, start her on an antibiotic such as penicillin.
     

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