Hen egg bound? What to do.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by mattcollins01, Sep 9, 2016.

  1. mattcollins01

    mattcollins01 New Egg

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    Our Lady had symptoms of being egg bound. We soaked her and rubbed her belly etc. I used my finger to help and look for an egg. No success. It is night now and she is sleeping in our bathroom. Stuff has been coming from her vent. I really can not afford to take her to the vet. What could it be?
     
  2. mattcollins01

    mattcollins01 New Egg

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    She passed in the night. Not sure what was wrong.
     
  3. rebrascora

    rebrascora Overrun With Chickens

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    Sorry to hear you lost your hen.
    The only way to find out why she died is to have a necropsy done, or if you can't afford one, it is possible to do one yourself and perhaps get some idea of what went wrong. I know the idea of cutting open a pet can be unpleasant or daunting, but it might save the life of one of your other hens by gaining knowledge.

    I've done a few now and figured out the cause in most cases. You learn more with each one you do.

    It sounds like she may have had an infection as a result of a broken egg or internal laying.

    Best wishes

    Barbara
     

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