Egg stuck in chicken

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Bailey toppys, May 20, 2016.

  1. Bailey toppys

    Bailey toppys Hatching

    May 19, 2016
    I think one of our hens has an egg stuck in her. Her vent looks almost inside out, and her stomach is extremely swollen. I have been giving her warm epsom salt baths almost 5 times a day and giving her calcium supplements. She has been this way for almost a week, and I have read that if they dont pass it within 48 hours they usually die. She is pooping regularly however. Maybe a stuck egg is not the problem. Not sure.
  2. Chickenkeepr

    Chickenkeepr Chirping

    May 5, 2015
    Watertown, NY
    Sounds like a prolapsed vent which I have 0 experience with. I do know that time is of the essence getting the prolapsed portion to stay in and it may be too late at this point. Hopefully someone who knows a bit more will chime in soon.
  3. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

    Jun 24, 2012

    Welcome to BYC. Can you post a picture?


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