eggbound? Help

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by farmerbob, Nov 15, 2011.

  1. farmerbob

    farmerbob Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello all I think I have a hen eggbound she is very listless and has an egg or what appears to be an egg inside her in an attempt to break it so it would pass it would not break. she also passed a yoke and some white but still has a eggshapped object inside please any suggestions would be appreciated


    Thanks in advance


    Bob
     
  2. BirdyGirl7198

    BirdyGirl7198 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Fill a bucket with warm/hot water and put her in it. She will struggle for a couple seconds then she will calm down. She will just float there for about 30 minutes. It will loosen her muscles so the egg will usually just pop out. I hope this helps. Keep me updated
     
  3. PoultryQueen29

    PoultryQueen29 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:If this doesnt work find a vet that will help with chickens and have it surgically removed. She will suffer otherwise.
     
  4. farmerbob

    farmerbob Out Of The Brooder

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    does this sound like an egg bound issue? or am I barking up the wrong tree? oddly she seems content in my bathtub with the light on trying to sleep. I also gave her some water w/sugar because of the listlessness. do you think that was a good idea should I continue or stop?


    I really have no Idea what to do but I would like to be more sure about her condition if possible can anyone shed some more light on this please?
     
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  5. PoultryQueen29

    PoultryQueen29 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Keep the light off because she will continue to try and lay if the light is on. I dont know if the sugar water is bad or good but I dont think it will hurt. I'm pretty new to chickens so I dont know what else to do [​IMG]

    Good luck [​IMG]
     
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  6. farmerbob

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    her wings are drooped to her sides and not tucked up is that normal?
     
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  8. farmerbob

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    I would like to thank all that replied and let you know that after all of the fuss she seems to have weathered the storm.[​IMG]
     

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