Help for egg-bound hen with prolapsed oviduct

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Rach and Rich, Sep 19, 2011.

  1. Rach and Rich

    Rach and Rich New Egg

    Sep 19, 2011
    Hi Everybody,

    Our six-month old hen appears to have developed a prolapsed oviduct yesterday (Sunday). When I palpate, it feels like there's an egg inside the prolapse, hanging outside of her body.

    I searched the forum and have been giving her sitz baths in calendula tincture, then applying Orajel for pain, and honey to shrink the prolapse and as a bacteriostat. We've separated her from the flock and are keeping her in a clean box.

    I'm having trouble finding a vet who sees chickens in my area (Ashland, Oregon). My best hope is one who returns to town tomorrow.

    I'm guessing she will need surgery to correct this, an expense I cannot easily afford. And yet I'd sure love to give lovely young Louise a chance at more life.

    Have any of you dealt with a prolapse/egg-bound combination before? If we chose surgery, how likely is the problem to recur?

    Thank you in advance,

  2. Snowygirl

    Snowygirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 15, 2011
    hmmm.....I really don't know much about egg bound hens, but I will talk
    to my friend who has had to treat an egg bound hen before. I'll be praying
    for you.
  3. Rach and Rich

    Rach and Rich New Egg

    Sep 19, 2011
    Thanks, Snowygirl!

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