help..she is definately eggbound

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by dinahmoe, Jan 7, 2011.

  1. dinahmoe

    dinahmoe Songster

    Sep 19, 2009
    central georgia
    i have an 8 month old bantam salmon faverolle and she is definately eggbound.she was fine yesterday and when i let them out this morning,she did not come out.she waited for a few minutes and came slowly out and was all puffed up.i don't know if this is her first egg or not.i read some other eggbound post.i did the warm bath twice today for 30min each and nothing,but she seemed to enjoy it.she is eating and drinking from my hand.i have her in a box on a heating pad.i can see the egg thru the is very close coming out.i felt it with my finger and it is in the pelvis but i can only feel the membrane covering.i don't think i am in the right opening.the egg seems big and i can move it a little.i thought maybe it was turned and pushed it back a little but it came right back.
    what else can i do?
    how long can she stay like this?
    i will call my vet. tommorow.i am a retired vet tech so maybe she can give some more instructions over the phone.i do have some feeding tubes ,sryinges and lube.should i try and put some lube around the egg and if so ,how do i find the right opening?horses and cows are much easier to palpate.

    thanks for any help
    Last edited: Jan 8, 2011
  2. PunkinPeep

    PunkinPeep Songster

    Mar 31, 2009
    SouthEast Texas
    If you can safely do it, without breaking the egg, i would definitely try some lube of some sort. I don't have experience with this, but i'm hoping someone else will chime in. This really needs to be dealt with asap, hopefully not having to wait 'til tomorrow. I've also heard of using hemoroid cream or honey to decrease inflammation.
  3. dinahmoe

    dinahmoe Songster

    Sep 19, 2009
    central georgia
    Quote:thanks,she is still the same this morning.i am going to do another round of baths and see what happens.
  4. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Crowing

    Oct 16, 2010
    NEK, VT
    There was a thread months ago with eggbound episode. There it was suggested to put the hen in bathroom and run hot shower to make a warm and humid enviorment. The person tried it and reposted that withing 40 minutes her hen released the eggs, apparently was several not fully developed backing up.

    Good Luck and once you get that one out (and you must soon) it's likely she'll be fine there after with laying.
  5. LaurelRidgeDreams

    LaurelRidgeDreams Songster

    Jan 23, 2010
    Mountains of NC
    Quote:I believe this person was me because this is exactly what happened with one of by BA pullets. She passed two eggs that had thick membranes and no shells. I had her in a plastic dog carrier, on top of a small table beside the bathtub. This bathroom is small so it was easy to steam it up.
    Within 40 min. she passed the first egg and then just a few min. later, the second one.
  6. smith2

    smith2 Songster

    Jan 5, 2008
    Paris, TN
    Try lots of KY jelly and see if you can get the egg out. Have someone apply gentle pressure on the abdomen as you try to grip the egg with your finger. This is usually sucessful but it takes two people.
  7. dinahmoe

    dinahmoe Songster

    Sep 19, 2009
    central georgia
    thanks guys.
    i have tried the baths and lube.tried the shower and heating pad.
    i have given her a break.she seems tired.i can feel the egg,see the egg thru the skin but it is almost like there is no opening.i mean it is right at the end.she has not prolasped yet.when i insert my finger there is a thin tissue like covering.i can almost run my finger around the entire egg so it should pass right?
    what else can i try?can the egg be broken?will it absord?i can get some antibiotics if needed.
  8. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia ~Delight yourself in the Lord~

    If the egg breaks you run a risk of infection unless you can get all the shell out, I believe you need to make that call to your vet. Good luck and please let us know what happens.
  9. Judy

    Judy Crowing

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    Agreed, this is a vet situation, she needs some minor surgery.
  10. RhodeIslandRedFan

    RhodeIslandRedFan Songster

    Dec 10, 2009
    Central PA
    Last edited: Jan 8, 2011

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