Eggbinding: How quickly do I need to remedy the situation?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Susie Kirsch, Jan 24, 2017.

  1. Susie Kirsch

    Susie Kirsch Out Of The Brooder

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    Husband just called; Buttercup acting as if she has an egg stuck. I'm at work, scheduled to be home in 7 hours. Should I leave NOW? Worried!
     
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  3. MasterOfClucker

    MasterOfClucker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Isolate her and check for a egg.Rub your finger in Vaseline and slowly stick it in her vent if your finger comes to a stop that means she is egg bound.You can give her a 25 minute bath in warm water with Epsom salts.To strengthen the muscles around her vent you should give her Liquid calcium pills or Tums.Keep her isolated until she lays.Although it might be too late chickens that appear egg bound on sight can die within two days.If you dont feel a egg she might have Egg Peritonitis which basically means she is laying her eggs internally specifically in the coelmotic cavity, the eggs will bring weight to her vent causing pain and weight causing them to do a penguin stance.There is no cure for Egg peritonitis and birds are culled on sight.To answer your question on title.Birds need to be immediately treated with such remedy's to survive.She may make it or not.Keep us updated[​IMG]


    Egg bound links

    http://fresheggsdaily.com/2012/06/egg-bound-hens-how-to-recognize-treat.html

    http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/07/chicken-egg-binding-causes-symptoms.html

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/egg-binding-symptoms-treatment-and-prevention


    Egg Peritonitis links

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/egg-binding-symptoms-treatment-and-prevention

    https://www.beautyofbirds.com/eggyolkperitonitis.html
     
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  4. Susie Kirsch

    Susie Kirsch Out Of The Brooder

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    Buttercup laid a shelled (membrane only) egg by the time I got home. She seems fine now. She lays large eggs, 85 grams sometime, 75 grams most of the time. I have had consistent problems all winter with thin shells. They hardly eat their oyster shell.

    How do you get the liquid calcium down?
     
  5. Susie Kirsch

    Susie Kirsch Out Of The Brooder

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    Oops-- shell-less egg
     
  6. MasterOfClucker

    MasterOfClucker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    10. Shell-less eggs

    A shell less consists of a yolk, albumen and membrane, but has no shell at all. The egg contents are protected by the outer membrane only. These are often seen in pullets coming into lay. Causes are:

    - Immature shell gland (young layer);

    - Nutritional deficiency, usually lack of calcium and vitamins E, B12 and D as well as phosphorous and selenium;

    - Certain diseases, such as Newcastle disease, infectious bronchitis, avian influenza, egg drop syndrome;

    - Exposure to very high temperatures and extremely high or low humidity levels;

    - An infestation of internal or external parasites, such as worms, mites or lice;

    - Stress prompting the hen to lay an egg prematurely, before the shell is formed;

    - Egg laying while molting;

    - Exposure to toxins, such as mold, fungi, bacteria.
     
  7. PeepersMama

    PeepersMama Overrun With Chickens

    Oh wow! I'll have to tell Batgirl that she isn't the only one who goes above and beyond average egg-size! [​IMG]

    I haven't had the chance to give it to them, (thank goodness), but I'd just put a couple drops in her beak until you think she swallowed some.
     
  8. Susie Kirsch

    Susie Kirsch Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you so much !
     

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