Egg stuck?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by LunaGirl, Nov 29, 2008.

  1. LunaGirl

    LunaGirl Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 14, 2008
    My RIR hen hasn't laid in a couple of days and is clucking like mad. I'm thinking she has an egg stuck. Any suggestions?
  2. chicken+quail=luv

    chicken+quail=luv Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 18, 2008
    Strawberry fields.
    i had this happen to one of my hens when she was about to lay. massage her chest. that it said to be a good way to have them lay. unfortunately, my hen got eaten before we could do this ( [​IMG] ) so i haven't seen a result. hope i helped!!!
  3. Champagne980576

    Champagne980576 Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 27, 2008
    I have never had this problem myself, but I do have a book that has never failed me before.

    According to the book, massage the hen's belly in the direction that the egg should travel. Placing her under a heat lamp or holding her over steamy water is also said to help. You can try putting vaseline on your finger and inserting it into her vent to try to locate the egg, then rub vaseline on the egg to help it pass. Place vaseline around her vent.

    As a last resort, you can break the egg and remove the contents, but that can sometimes hurt your hen. [​IMG]

    Best of luck. I hope that helped some.

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