help! cracked egg in hen

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chickenschance, Oct 28, 2014.

  1. chickenschance

    chickenschance In the Brooder

    Oct 28, 2014
    my 2 year old hen has an egg cracked and is slowly dying i dont know what to do please help is there and thing i can do at home i dont have ANY vets within 30 40 mins away that help chickens and they charge around 100$ just to drive here plus the gas fees please HELP!!!!!
  2. MrsBachbach

    MrsBachbach Songster

    Mar 6, 2013

    You could do a search here for eggbound hen and might find some help with that. How do you know it's cracked? Is she leaking yolk? I think I saw a post just the other day addressing removing a broken egg from a hen.

    I'd put her on some antibiotics right away for internal infection. Do you have any PenG around?
  3. chickenschance

    chickenschance In the Brooder

    Oct 28, 2014
    no but i can fell tiny pieces in her not far from her vent she has been like this for 2 weeks and walks with her butt close to the ground and i can her the pieces and its horrible to see her

    and i dont have any around
  4. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Crossing the Road

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    Can you put on a rubber glove and lubricate it if needed, then insert a finger 1-2 inches into the vent while try to gently remove the pieces of shell? You my want to go get some antibiotics at the feed store, or call your vet and ask for some amoxicillin or baytril for your chicken. If your vet trusts you they may sell them to you without taking the chicken in.

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