EMERGENCY - Egg Bound Hen not responding to routine treatment

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by cindi41, Sep 7, 2016.

  1. cindi41

    cindi41 New Egg

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    I've a hen that seems egg bound, but it appears to be more internal per her distended lower end, and i cannot feel an egg upon examination, not in the vent track. Did all treatments prescribed -- warm baths, KY/Prep H, quiet pen, but i fear the problem is higher up. I've dosed her with calcium past two days, and she readily eats it (mixed with a little yogurt or cheese). she eats, walks a little but is clearly uncomfortable, and i fear this is reaching critical point. Any suggestions?? tx
     
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  2. Nineplus5

    Nineplus5 Out Of The Brooder

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  3. Nineplus5

    Nineplus5 Out Of The Brooder

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    Within two hours that hen, Red, was walking around again. Now Red is back to normal.
     
  4. cindi41

    cindi41 New Egg

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    Thanks so much for this. very helpful. it seem precisely what she has for a condition, i can feel small hard lumps, and it does seem like fluid.
    Do you know what causes acites?

    actually just looked it up. not sure why only this chicken seems symptomatic, perhaps her breed. they all have similar eating/grazing patterns.
    i will see if i can achieve some relief with aspirating some fluid. thanks again.
     
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  5. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    The small hard lumps are not a good sign.

    -Kathy
     
  6. cindi41

    cindi41 New Egg

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    of what might they be a sign?
     
  7. Nineplus5

    Nineplus5 Out Of The Brooder

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    Ah casportpony!

    Your posts were very helpful when I was trying to fix my sick girl.
     
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  9. Little Fuzzy

    Little Fuzzy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hope she is not an internal egg layer. Look up that condition, very interesting.
     

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