How do I know if she is egg bound? SHE IS NOW WHAT?UPDATE

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by debilorrah, Oct 18, 2008.

  1. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap

    I have a turken that is all of 10 ounces and she lays a perfect small egg like clockwork. None yesterday and today she has been in various nesting boxes squwaking and yelling, but no egg. How do I know if she is egg bound? She is so tiny it's bound to happen eventually.
    Last edited: Oct 19, 2008
  2. Chicabee19

    Chicabee19 Songster

    Aug 8, 2008
    Can you feel anything front or 'back' ?
  3. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap

    I will check tomorrow when I go out there. Does it feel like an egg stuck in there? I did reach under her today and she let me, so it should be ok to feel her. She is such a sweet bird to us humans - she is a delinquent with her fellow chickens. [​IMG]
  4. AK-Bird-brain

    AK-Bird-brain I gots Duckies!

    May 7, 2007
    Sterling, Alaska
    givr her a feel between the leggs up towards the belly. If she is egg bound you'll feel a lump or a hard spot.
  5. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap

    If so, then what do I do?
  6. Ladyhawke1

    Ladyhawke1 Songster

    Well when I was a kid, my mom and brother had been for a drive and they said this chicken fell off the truck and on to the road. [​IMG] So, they brought her home. [​IMG]

    Her beak was bleeding and we used my dad's caustic shaving stick to stop the blood. I wonder if my father ever knew that. [​IMG]

    However, she ended up being mine. I was twelve at the time and thought I knew everything.

    One day I got home from school and I heard my precious chicken screaming her head off in the backyard. She was in her hen house all by herself just squawking like crazy. She looked like she was straining and…. Duh… I thought she was constipated. [​IMG]

    So I ran and got some Vaseline, put it on my finder and just wiped it across her butt, and before I could remove my hand I felt something warm and wet fall into my hand. Ewwwww!

    I thought she had pooped in my hand. So you can guess at my amazement and surprise when I found had a great big white egg in my hand. It was her first and I guess laying it kind of smarted. [​IMG]

    I would not let anyone eat that egg for a longest time.
  7. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap

    Ah there you are!!! Congrats!! [​IMG]
  8. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap

    Ok, it feels like she has two eggs in there. The poor wee thing!!! What do I do now??
  9. Ladyhawke1

    Ladyhawke1 Songster

    Vaseline my dear…it can’t hurt. Or some more “modern” lubricant that is better than Vaseline. You do not want feathers sticking together.

    Is she still eating ok? Is her crop full or is she still too distressed to eat? Is she NEW at laying?

    Also, you can dilute Black Strap Molasses in water. Make the water very, very light brown. This will give her strength and may help her pass the egg.

    However, two eggs is really quite strange and that may require a knowledgeable vet.
  10. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap

    She is not a new layer, and she is quite red, and she keeps yelling and then settling down, and then yelling some more. My concern is that she is so small.

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