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****HELP****Egg Bound/Partial Prolapse

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by sfogle, Oct 10, 2012.

  1. sfogle

    sfogle In the Brooder

    Jun 4, 2011

    I am needing advice on one of my hens who is partially egg bound/and maybe prolapsed. She had the egg shell hanging off her rear, and it is now gone, but what is left is the soft, rubbery part of the egg. It is hanging out her vent, which is protruded out. She is not fully prolapsed, as we have had that happen before. But, I am afraid she will be if it doesn't come out.

    What is the best and safest way to get it out...warm water? For how long? Or is there something else I can do for her? She is trying to push it out over and over and I really worry she will get worse.

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated!! Thanks!

  2. dkosh

    dkosh Songster

    Jul 6, 2010
    Eastern MA
    After a warm soak, can you try to use vaseline and try to get behind the block and do basically a sweep to get it out. I would keep her by herself, no layer pellets for a while and kept in a darkened area to decrease her from laying eggs. Good luck!

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