First Egg Bound Hen

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by purpletree23, Sep 18, 2010.

  1. purpletree23

    purpletree23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my hens is egg bound. I've been reading everything I can on BYC about helping her and I want to make sure I don't miss anything.

    She is in her own crate. Nice and warm with just water for tonight. Tried to get her to eat and she doesn't have an appetite.
    I gave her a 30 minute warm bath to relax her. I tried to massage her belly but she didn't like it. During the bath she actually closed her eyes 4 or 5 times.

    Is it just a waiting game to see if she passes it? Has anyone had luck trying something I haven't heard about?

    If she prolapses I will use honey and keep her separate from the others until she heals.

    Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. chicks4kids

    chicks4kids Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hope she passes this...I've not had this happen yet so hopefully someone can get on here and offer some advice...bump

    Good luck
     
  3. purpletree23

    purpletree23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks chicks4kids. It's my first one after many years of keeping chickens. It was bound to happen one day I guess. I hope she passes it also. If not I'll put her out of her pain tomorrow.
     

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