IS She Egg Bound ???

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by magikk, Nov 22, 2008.

  1. magikk

    magikk Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey everyone,I need some help.One of my little bamtam hensis acting strange today shes around 30 weeks old.As far as I know she has never laid a egg yet. So I don't know if shes having trouble laying or what.She doesn't want to stand.I picked her up & moved her legs through their range of motion & she din't show any discomfort.She'll eat & drink.But if I pick her up then set her down she just kind of tips right onto her but with out standing on her legs.She's sitting on her little nest & I'm not really sure what to do about her tonight if she won't roost.I thought of moving her into the house for the night but I worry if the change of temperature would be a shock to her once I put her back out..Hope someone can help as she's one of my favoites.Thanks Mike
     
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  2. Attack Chicken

    Attack Chicken [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Hu

    Sep 25, 2008
    Indianapolis, IN
    Could she be an internal layer? How old is she? Is her belly hard feeling?
     
  3. magikk

    magikk Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey everyone .I just figured I add a little more info.We moved her into the house & we've been giving her warm baths about 4 times a day to see if this would loosen up an egg.If you squeeze her abdomen behind the legs & right at the edge of the rid cage I think I can feel a egg there but It hasn't moved any.Rockys been eating & drinking ok & she has been pooping & she's alert.She just won't stand.She just falls over on her side. Hope someone has.Some info.Thanks Mike
     
  4. Attack Chicken

    Attack Chicken [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Hu

    Sep 25, 2008
    Indianapolis, IN
    Keep giving her warm baths. Hopefully it helps.
     
  5. magikk

    magikk Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey again.We're still giving her warm baths.Is there anything else that would make her not want to stand on her legs.If I press on her belly trying to find the egg & if I push in the right spot he legs go crazy like she is running so there doesn't seem to be aproblem with her legs.
    Her belly is hard as if she's bloated.Thanks again Mike
     
  6. Attack Chicken

    Attack Chicken [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Hu

    Sep 25, 2008
    Indianapolis, IN
    It sounds like she is an internal layer. Her belly should be soft.
     
  7. magikk

    magikk Out Of The Brooder

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    is there anything that can be done for a internal layer? Thanks Mike
     
  8. Red

    Red Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our BSL hen Libby (RIP) was just over a year old when we went to the coop one morning and she was laying on the floor unable to move and panting for breath. We immediately panicked and took her to the vets, but unfortunately she died on the way there [​IMG]

    The vet said she had become eggbound and this had resulted in severe blood poisoning. He said it probably happened within 24 hours...Sorry i can't be any more helpful, good luck with your hen i hope she will be okay [​IMG]
     
  9. magikk

    magikk Out Of The Brooder

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    HI again,I thought I'd give update & bump this up hoping someone has more info for me.Out little bantam .Is still not standing on her own yet & no egg.She can still move her legs.Shes been eating & pooping & we are still doing the warm baths & tried feeding oatmeal with olive oil.Someone told us it may loosen her up.We are also lubing her vent with vasoline.Shes alert & her comb is bright red.So thats how things are today.Thanks again Mike
     
  10. cherig22

    cherig22 Green Fields Farm

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    Well, 12 hours later, is she doing any better???

    Cheri
     

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