HELP i think my hen is egg bound

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by kasey08, Jul 5, 2010.

  1. kasey08

    kasey08 Aunt Kasey's Farm

    Mar 29, 2010
    Scottsboro, AL
    she is painting real hard our roo kept jumping on top of her so i brought her inside...have had her for 16 days no egg....she keeps pushing like she is trying to lay one and cant walk good...anything i can do????
     

  2. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

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    She sounds eggbound to me.

    Try to keep her calm. I've heard that you can rub oil around her vent to help the egg come out, but I'm not sure. [​IMG]
     
  3. kasey08

    kasey08 Aunt Kasey's Farm

    Mar 29, 2010
    Scottsboro, AL
    like ky or just cooking oil?
     
  4. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

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    Quote:Mineral oil, I think.
     
  5. kasey08

    kasey08 Aunt Kasey's Farm

    Mar 29, 2010
    Scottsboro, AL
    i lefted her up and it felt like there was one in her....
     
  6. kasey08

    kasey08 Aunt Kasey's Farm

    Mar 29, 2010
    Scottsboro, AL
    well she finally laid it at 10 last night after 4 hours but the egg never got hard think its just bc it took so long?
     
  7. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

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    Quote:Eggs are laid with or without shells. They don't harden. It sounds like she laid a softshelled egg.

    I'm glad that she's okay! [​IMG]
     

  8. kasey08

    kasey08 Aunt Kasey's Farm

    Mar 29, 2010
    Scottsboro, AL
    oh well it was soft then...it was together but it was just mushy lol idk but she's back to her old self now i was really worried about her
     
  9. isadream

    isadream Songster

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    I am glad she is ok too--I was worried about her. Poor thing!
     
  10. Cat Water

    Cat Water That Person

    Jul 4, 2010
    Mid Coast Maine
    I read that if hens lay soft shelled eggs you should give them some crushed oyster shell to give them some extra calcium.
     

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