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

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    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,

    Rachael
     
  2. Snowygirl

    Snowygirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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

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    Thanks, Snowygirl!
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