I think my EE is egg bound! What to do????

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by cflaxy, Nov 4, 2011.

  1. cflaxy

    cflaxy Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 6, 2011
    Tucson, AZ
    She has not laid an egg in 5 days. I checked her out last night and she does have an egg in the abdomen. How do you know for sure if they are egg bound? She has never gone for 5 days with no egg. BUT, she is not displaying any symptoms of egg bound other than not laying an egg. What causes this anyway?
  2. KandiandJerry

    KandiandJerry Chillin' With My Peeps

    you can soak her in warm water and that will help
  3. hen-thusiast

    hen-thusiast Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 8, 2009
    You could always try a boost of calcium as well... crush up a Rolaid or Tum and mix it in with her favorite food.
  4. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 25, 2011
    If she has an egg in her abdomen and not laying it, that's how you know she's eggbound.

    Soak her in warm water, while massaging her stomach. Start the massage at her breastbone, and work back towards her tail. You will be trying to help her work an egg out.

    If you start to suspect that the egg has broken, you can put on some latex gloves, cover the fingers in olive oil, and try to go in and pull out the peices. This isn't something that most people have the stomach for however.

    Good luck, I hope she gets better!

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