eggbound!!! removed egg now what?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by palabeco, Dec 28, 2007.

  1. palabeco

    palabeco Songster

    Oct 29, 2007
    S.W. PA
    OK. So I searched the topics and followed the instructions for an eggbound hen. I soaked her in warm water, then used prep H on gloved finger and removed a small shell less rubbery egg a little larger than a superball (2 inches long).
    Now, Is she going to lay another regular egg soon? I felt her tummy and it feels like another egg is in there.
    Her vent is swollen and bloody. I have her wrapped in towels in a box right now.
    What else should I do or watch for?
  2. pollysmum

    pollysmum In the Brooder

    Dec 24, 2007
    Isolate her

    Remove the towel from around her .. so she can move about and eat and drink

    Put her into a warm area... with quiet .. with a heated towel you put into the microwave... and wait and see if she passes the egg .. or if the prolapse stopped it from coming out

    Apply more prep H... clean the area.. make sure it stays clean and moist..

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