HELP PROLAPSED HEN ALSO EGG BOUND

bpoore04

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If you don’t mind me asking, how does this happen? I’m not trying to be rude I’m just curious as to how this happened. I have never seen this before and I want to be more knowledgeable in case this ever happens to one of my hens. I am sorry though it must be hard to take care of her:hugs
 

Bear and Dart

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I’d love to see a vet, unfortunately my mom won’t take her because she doesn’t want to pay for a chicken, I asked her multiple times each time I failed.
 

Bear and Dart

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there is a viarety of reasons this can happen including a egg that is to big, calcium deficiency and other issues as well I recommend going to some other sources to find out more.
 

Eggcessive

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Many people do not have a vet in their community that sees chickens. Also it can be too expensive for some of us to see a vet.

@bpoore04 The chicken may have become egg bound or suffered from impacted oviduct. Soft shell-less eggs can be hard ro pass. Straining or egg binding can cause a prolapse. Dehydration and low calcium levels can also cause it. Since the hen laid one egg after another, she may have been egg bound.
 

Kris5902

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I wouldn’t hold her upside down, if you can get it back in and sit quietly with her on your lap, holding it in gently with your hand for 20-30 minutes helps. I also used some preparation h cream for my hen with her prolapse. That seemed to help the most for me. But you’re in good hands with the folks helping you here.
 

Bear and Dart

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I think she’s still egg bound because she’s pushing but nothings coming out and I can’t really see anything. She’s stressing when I try to push it in too and I’m worried I’ll make it worse.
 

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Sometimes when you hold them and they struggle, it makes it worse. Stop trying to push it back in, but keep it moist. I would let her relax on a warm slightly moist towel. If you have a heating pad, you could put it under the moist towel and set it to LOW. That might help to lay the egg. Keep in mind that she may prolapse farther out, and that might require you to put her down. Did you give some calcium already? Calcium helps the muscle contractions to help pass the egg. Keep in mind that this is really a tough thing to treat, and you are doing a good job. Many people put chickens down who have prolapses, and in the past that was more common than trying to treat them.
 
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