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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by IloveBuffy, Dec 18, 2013.
Our Dominique hen is eggbound with at least 2 eggs. What do I do?
Should I use terramyicin? If so, how much should i give her, and ow often?
Please reply, im really worried about Nessy (the eggbound hen)
Oh honey, I'm so sorry! I wish I could have been there for you.
If that ever happens again to one of your sweet girls, don't wait, but fill a wash basin with warm water. Let the hen soak for half an hour. Take her out and towel dry her the best you can, then place her in a crate on a heating pad set on medium. Make sure the crate is in a quiet place and leave her there for at least an hour. If you get to the problem soon enough, you may be able to avoid infection.
I have a hen right now who is giving off signals that she's having egg trouble. She does a lot of vocalizing like she wants to lay an egg, but when she gets into a nest, nothing happens. A few days ago, I gave her the soak and heating pad treatment, and she laid the egg the next morning. She laid another egg two days later. Now she's acting like she has problems again.
Sorry to say, this is quite a common problem. But it's no less tragic for you when it happens to one of your own sweet hens.
I'm so sorry for your loss.