Internal laying or egg bound?? And when to euthanize??

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by princess araucana, Apr 13, 2012.

  1. princess araucana

    princess araucana Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a 4 year old rhode island red, Molly (Ringwald), Who seems to be egg bound/ internal laying. I have given her warm baths and massages, however can feel a very firm softball size mass on one side and an egg sized mass on the other. I suppose it could also be tumourous.
    She has slowly declined in health, pale wattles, I have her separated, safe and secure. She is still eating, but mostly stands still in the corner.
    She's been on the decline for over a month and has lost weight, breast bone is ver prominent.
    I tried to probe and see if I could help an egg out but couldn't figure out how or if it was possible...
    If she's internal laying do I just wait for her to die?

    I've never had to put a bird down. Not sure how long I should wait? And then what do I do? I know there are probably many posts on here about it, just wanted to share my sad story and see if anyone has advice on when enough is enough.
    Thanks
     
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  2. princess araucana

    princess araucana Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Last edited: Apr 14, 2012

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