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Help....Egg Bound chicken not responding to treatment

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by gertrude5, Mar 21, 2017.

  1. gertrude5

    gertrude5 New Egg

    Mar 21, 2017
    I have a 5 year old Americana Hen. she started up laying again after most of the winter off. She became lathargic and acting egg bound 2 days ago. I began with warm water baths, liquid calcium and abdomen massage. She has grown more lathargic and I believe she isn't going to make it. I checked to see how far in the egg is and i can't feel it. Her vent has become swollen and her poop is running down her back side. She seems to not be trying anymore. Is there anything else I can do??
  2. chickens r life

    chickens r life Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2015
    The Golden State
    Are you sure her vent is swollen? Maybe she has a prolapsed vent.
  3. gertrude5

    gertrude5 New Egg

    Mar 21, 2017
    no..not prolapsed
  4. MelonHeadSeb

    MelonHeadSeb Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 26, 2014
    Is her abdomen swollen? Egg binding is actually not very common, it is much more likely to be Egg Yolk Peritonitis which is a bacterial infection. If you have a vet nearby they may have a suprelorin implant available which I believe can stop them laying for enough time to recover from it. If not, then antibiotics like linco-spectin are your best hope.

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