Kind of urgent, egg bound hen

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Coralietg, Nov 4, 2013.

  1. Coralietg

    Coralietg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I posted a couple of days a go about a sick looking hen. Im 99% sure she is egg bound. She is not happy, can hardly stand. Is there anything I can do at this point?

    ETA: Nevermind, she just passed in my arms.
     
    Last edited: Nov 4, 2013
  2. realsis

    realsis Crazy for Silkies

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    Oh I am so so sorry!! If I suspect egg binding I give a injection of calcium .its called theracalcium which is calcium glutenate.i ordered mine online to have for a emergency. The calcium helps with contractions and helps her lay the egg. I'm so very sorry for your loss.
     
  3. Coralietg

    Coralietg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks :) I will look into that.

    I think it was egg peritonitis, we've had a chicken lay some strange eggs. Paper thin shells, then one egg that looked like it was covered in hard boiled egg yolk. I'm thinking it was her. I'm guessing she just had internal issues that weren't very compatible with egg laying.
     

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