Eggbound hen layed double shelled egg

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by gypsyschixs, Aug 21, 2011.

  1. gypsyschixs

    gypsyschixs New Egg

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    I just added some new laying hens to my flock on Wednesday. Yesterday I noticed one was showing signs of being egg bound. After about 15 min in the warm bath she layed a double shelled egg. This evening I found her again with her tail down and more white discharge. Can this be a genetic problem or is it brought on by stress of the new enviroment. Any recommendations on how I should continue.
     
  2. coloradochick

    coloradochick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Poor girl. Not sure if it's genetics but I think some girls are predisposed to having these problems especially if they're older hens. Good luck with her. I hope it works itself out [​IMG]


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  3. gypsyschixs

    gypsyschixs New Egg

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    heres the picture of this weird egg. The outer shell was like soft leather kind of like a turtle egg.
     
  4. snaphu

    snaphu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:what were the "signs" or symptoms of "being egg bound" that you saw?

    I have a 2 yr. old Australorpe hen with a HUGE soft bulbous squishy mass just below her "vent"... could this be a symptom of "egg-bound"????

    she isn't acting like she is ill, I've soaked her in warm epsom salts with tea tree oil and put her in a dog crate to watch over her...

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  5. magicpigeon

    magicpigeon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your Australorp could be laying internally [​IMG]
     
  6. snaphu

    snaphu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I checked on her, and she had layed an egg??? totally normal looking egg [​IMG]
     

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