HELP!!! Egg stuck in hens vent!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by bobby d, Dec 26, 2010.

  1. bobby d

    bobby d Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We went out to feed tonight and we found one of our wyandotte bantams with an egg still hanging from her vent. It was wrapped in a membrain type sack. We wrapped her up in a towel and sliced open the sack and removed the egg. We cleaned her rear up but her vent is still turned out a little bit.

    Did we do things right? What else should we do for her?
     
  2. Enchanted Sunrise Farms

    Enchanted Sunrise Farms Overrun With Chickens

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    That membrane sack was part of the skin inside the vent. Sounds like you did the right thing. It will probably heal on its own. Now you want to lube up your finger with KY or vasoline and gently push the skin back into her vent. You may have to do this several times over the course of a couple days. It also helps to soak her bottom in warm water with some epson salt and sugar in it. Keep her in a darkened place for at least a few days, or better yet a week, to keep her from laying again until she heals. This same thing happened to one of my silkies. Lucky for me my vet was open and did just what you did, made an incision and removed the egg.
     
  3. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Hows your hen this morning? I commend you on taking care of this so quickly.
     

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