Emergency!! I Thinks Shes Egg Bound!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by happyhens44, Jan 17, 2011.

  1. happyhens44

    happyhens44 BroodyAddict

    Apr 25, 2010
    Northern WI
    Ok she eat, and her crops full now my mom went to the feed store and got de-wormer. So anyway I got home and shes still pretty skinny, and I notice shes kind of wobbling. And I felt her lower part of her stomach and its swelled, and warm. And shes weak! I dont know what to do!

    When My mom gets home soon im going to ask to bring her in the house. I know I cant bring her to the vet, because my ma's not a big fan of chickens, or expensive bills.

    Well shes fluffed up on the floor again.


  2. welasharon

    welasharon Songster

    Jun 28, 2010
    North Florida
    I will start you off by suggesting you give her a warm water soak in the sink for about a half hour. You can use a hair dryer to dry her and keep her inside. Keep the dryer moving good so you don't burn her. Hopefully the warm water soak will let her relax some and let the egg come out. Mine did some time during the night.
  3. OrphanNanny

    OrphanNanny Songster

    May 12, 2010
    Wausau, Wisconsin
    In addition to a warm soak, maybe try giving her some yogurt with some crushed TUMS in it to give her big calcium boost. I've read that can help a bunch as chickens need calcium to get those muscles working again too. Hope things work out for you!
  4. happyhens44

    happyhens44 BroodyAddict

    Apr 25, 2010
    Northern WI
    ok shes in my room, in a box, Im running her a warm bath, My parents said she can stay with me Uhhh what a busy day in the coop, im running a bath, I Have my new incubator all over the floor Because im setting it up, Out in the coop I put some De-wormer water in there, To de worm they, and I had to kick the ducks out of the coop, Because I dont know if they can have wezine I think its called.

  5. tammye

    tammye Songster

    Mar 22, 2010
    keep her inside if you live in a cold area, give her some electrolyte solution in her water, from the feed store or you my already have some in your home, pedilyte/without iron for people.when is the last time she laid an egg? if she is egg bound a warm bath should help, warm not hot, she will like it, don't put her out side tonight after a bath, she needs to be completely dry. you can put some olive oil in her ven to help move the egg, I have heard to place them on a heating pad also, again warm not hot. Give her some of her favorute treats to get her to eat, keep some food close to her and water. good luck
  6. tryxichicks

    tryxichicks In the Brooder

    Aug 25, 2010
    First of all, does she have runny poo on her bum feathers? Usually if they are egg bound thats the first sign, not just a lil residue, but like clear and white-ish runny junk? Does she smell strange, I know it sounds weird, but eggbound hens kinda stink. Take a look at her bum, is it red or abnormal looking? Is she squatting and closing her eyes like shes tired? This is actually her pushing hard.

    If so...don't put her in water, its a mess because you HAVE to dry her after. Just put her in a box or dog crate, and still run a REALLY hot bath to steam up the bathroom, just put her in the bathroom, with all the steam, not in the water, its the steam that does the trick, not the sitting in the water. I promise.
    Ive done it several times, and I learned this from a avian specialist. She should lay soon give it about a half hour.
    Even if she passes the egg they tend to need antibiotics anyway, eggbinding is usually caused by another infection. I wish you the best. I'm really sorry your hen is sick.
  7. happyhens44

    happyhens44 BroodyAddict

    Apr 25, 2010
    Northern WI
    Quote:Ok, yeah she has signs of egg bound. Shes in my room, shes drinking a lot of water. shes in a box over my heater duck, its not hot in there its, just warm at the bottom, kind of humid, a little. so it she lays down it will be warm.

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