Eggbound Hen Help

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by feathers_3, Apr 11, 2012.

  1. feathers_3

    feathers_3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I believe I have an eggbound hen. She was standing off to herself with her back bowed up when we found her. She seems a little weak and her tail is pointing down. She has poop all over her backside; I guess from the egg obstruction. Can someone please tell me what I can do for her.

    Thank You!!!!
     
  2. Fierlin1182

    Fierlin1182 powered-flight

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  3. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would clean her up. Feel around her vent for the egg. If you feel the egg you will then need to lube the egg inside her.
     
  4. feathers_3

    feathers_3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I gave her a warm bath last night and massaged her belly and when I felt around inside her vent I didn't feel an egg. But, on the bright side! She is much better today!! She is out of her box and walking around. She ate a little but I have not seen her drink any water. Her belly still seems a little swollen though and her tail is still not pointing upward like it normally is. But she seems to feel better.

    Thanks for your help!!!
     

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