Help!!! My Pekin Duck Has An Egg Stuck!!!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by michelle89, Sep 17, 2011.

  1. michelle89

    michelle89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She laid one egg outside the pool but I can see one egg is stuck and she is bleeding, I don't know what to do!!!!!
     
  2. heatherindeskies

    heatherindeskies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    can you actually see the egg inside her when you look in the vent?
     
  3. michelle89

    michelle89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, it looks like theres two and its sideways
     
  4. heatherindeskies

    heatherindeskies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not sure if it was the right thing to do, but when I KNEW my duck had one stuck in her, I put my finger in and helped her break it so she could pass it, trying to scoop as much with my finger as possible to help it out of her. The risk is her getting cut with the shell. My hen lived.
    The egg your duck laid by the pool, soft shell or hard shell?
    I also had a duck with a soft shell stuck in her once... had to get a syringe and poke through her butt to burst it.
     
  5. heatherindeskies

    heatherindeskies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    keep us posted!
     
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    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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  7. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Can you carefully get her into a tub of lukewarm water?

    I have been told it can help her muscles relax enough to pass the egg.
     
  8. heatherindeskies

    heatherindeskies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Excellent idea. Wish I had known about that with my duck's egg binding experiences.
     
  9. michelle89

    michelle89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    she's in the tub now, I just dont know whats going to happen. I can't tell whats her vent and what isn't Its that big.
     
  10. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    If, after her bath, you can get help and take a photo that might help others see exactly what you're dealing with.

    How is she acting otherwise? Has she eaten, does she seem listless?

    Anyone here ever try a little KY jelly around the vent?
     

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