Help! Straining hen!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by EEBLACKCOPPERMARAN, Jan 17, 2014.

  1. EEBLACKCOPPERMARAN

    EEBLACKCOPPERMARAN Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I found my chicken the other day looking sort of hunched over and I took her inside and but her in a cage. Today I felt her and it is really big where the egg is and she has bloody poop. She hasn't had prolapse yet. Can I save her? Is there anything I can do to try to loosen the egg?


    Thanks a bunch!
     
  2. EEBLACKCOPPERMARAN

    EEBLACKCOPPERMARAN Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Also where is egg is supposed to be it it is large and squishy.
     
  3. EEBLACKCOPPERMARAN

    EEBLACKCOPPERMARAN Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I put her in warm water. Does anyone have any suggestions?
     
  4. realsis

    realsis Crazy for Silkies

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    Yes give her a human calcium pill.the calcium helps them lay.when you take a egg bound bird to the vet they give them a calcium glutenate injection. A human calcium pill will work as well. Something in the calcium helps with the contractions.if my birds get bound I give them a Theracalcium shot which is calcium glutenate . You might ask the feed store if they have any injectable theracalcium. If not a human calcium pill will help as well. I wish you the best and hope this helps. You also might want to lube her vent carefully to help as well. Hopefully the calcium will help her expel the egg. I wish you the best and keep us posted on how she's doing. God bless.
     
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  5. EEBLACKCOPPERMARAN

    EEBLACKCOPPERMARAN Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! Do you know how much to give her of the calcium tablet?
     
  6. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    You need to oil a finger and oil round and round the egg inside until it's unstuck.
     

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