Eggbound hen. Please help

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by spudchild, Apr 10, 2008.

  1. spudchild

    spudchild Songster

    Jul 11, 2007
    I lost a hen last night who was eggbound, and now her Sister, Lily is having exactly the same problem. Marigold's egg was just too big for her to pass.

    Lily is still active right now, but she is struggling with the egg, and I would be so devastated to lose 2 right in a row like this.

    Here's what we have done: We soaked Lily in warm water in the sink for about 20 minutes, put preparation H on and in her vent area. She is back in the coop right now, but we plan on bringing her into the bathroom, and keeping her there.

    What else can we do? She's a BBR OEGB, and this is her first egg.

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