1. SuburbanChickFarmer

    SuburbanChickFarmer Out Of The Brooder

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    I just received a frantic call from my daughter. I am at work and get off in 1/2 hour. My chicken that has a prolapsed vent now has an egg stuck! She said it won't come out but she can see it. I told her to run a warm bath to be ready when I get home. Is this the correct way to try to get an egg out? I know I have read and read about prolpapsed vents but want to know the best way to get a stuck egg out. HELP!!!
     
  2. lovemychix

    lovemychix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    IDK but best of luck.
     
  3. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

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    At the very least, it is a good start. Good luck.
     
  4. emilyweck

    emilyweck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, the bath should help, but I would also give her some vegetable oil through a dropper for lubrication in her system.

    If this doesn't work, then you'll probably need to manually help her get it out. Put on some latex gloves and put oil on them for lubrication. Check out her vent and see if you can help her.

    If she prolapses again, then give her a bath with some kosher salt to reduce swelling and keep doing that and pushing it in until it stays.

    Good luck. This is just what I've done. I'm sure someone else will have advice also.
     
  5. SuburbanChickFarmer

    SuburbanChickFarmer Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks guys. I have been franctically searching so that when I get home I can get right on this and it seems that putting her in the bath and perhaps massaging her abdomin is the best best. IDK if I have an eye dropper but will check and try the oil thing. Anyone else who has something that works let me know. I don't want to lose this girl, we just lost her sister Thursday, happened while I was at work so I wasn't home to help, although she laid her egg but was dead when we came home. Maybe she just strained too much. Thanks again for the immediate help!
     
  6. emilyweck

    emilyweck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is she isolated?
     
  7. Glenda L Heywood

    Glenda L Heywood Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the eye dropper with the oil needs to be put to the side of the egg so the vent area has oil
    If you can then take some thing and poke a hole in the egg shee
    like a large needle
    then take a syringe and suck all the yolk and white out of the egg
    then take a large twizzers and pull geently all the egg shell out
    then put several eye droppers of oil back i the vent
    do as the lady said about kosher salt
    I never seen that done but she seems to know about that
    PM me for more help
     
  8. SuburbanChickFarmer

    SuburbanChickFarmer Out Of The Brooder

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    I got home from work and hubby and daughter already had the egg out. They put her in a warm tub and my husband squeezed her sides gently and he could see that the egg was sideways so he turned it and then squeezed her sizes again and it came out in the tub. Whew. My daughter said she was in a lot of pain, whimpering and when the egg passed she let out a sigh as if that felt good. According to my daughter there was a good amount of fecal matter behind the egg as well. Should I worry about her getting an infection from this backup? I don't like preventative antibiotics but in this case maybe I should. Any thoughts on that?
     
  9. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

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    I can sympathize with your poor hen. My youngest was 9 1/2 pounds at birth. She wasn't breach, but was sideways. There was no anesthesiologist available at the hospital (stupid huh?). The doctor turned her the best he could and broke her collar bone to get her out. Give that hen some treats. Trust me, she deserves it.
     
  10. emilyweck

    emilyweck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Dear Lord!! TREATS??? I'd say you both deserved the moon!!! Those stories are truly birth control for me. I'm such a wimp [​IMG]
     

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