FLGardenguy

In the Brooder
9 Years
Nov 22, 2010
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how long should i leave my girl in a tub of warm water for egg bound? thanks..rob
 

AmyBella

Songster
10 Years
May 26, 2009
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30 minutes is what I have read and used. I had a hard time keeping my girl's vent under the water, but it totally did the trick the two times that I had to do it!
 

FLGardenguy

In the Brooder
9 Years
Nov 22, 2010
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I"ve put her in a storage tub in the shower tub..filled it up about 75%..put her in it...she kinda floats but she can stand up...she's not made a move...i covered her up with a towel and she seems to be meditating?..i did'nt feel an egg but she's walkiing around like she's got a brick in her britches and her stomach area feels kindof like a ballon..nothing hard..i gave her a poke and nothing obstucting her ductwork...this won't hurt her if it's not egg bound will it? Thanks for your help...Rob
 

AmyBella

Songster
10 Years
May 26, 2009
626
7
169
Western MA
Well, the good thing is that the bath won't do her any harm if she is not egg-bound... it sounds like your hen is kind of enjoying it! I had to hold my struggling girl down the whole time! Just keep her nice and warm when she gets out... I actually blow-dried mine. She liked that part!


I am hoping that she'll drop an egg soon.
 

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