Lilly is eggbound :(

Discussion in 'Geese' started by Kim65, Dec 29, 2010.

  1. Kim65

    Kim65 Songster

    May 29, 2009
    Washington state
    I put up a post in the Emergency section too called "Egg bound goose". Lilly is the pet Embden goose I rescued last June. She is such a sweet girl, I am trying SO HARD to not be a mess about this ;(

    She's layed perhaps three eggs so far, they are ENORMOUS, and this morning she just . . . couldn't walk without collapsing. Her vent was dry and extruded a bit. She seemed fine yesterday, it was when I put them outside again for the day that I noticed this.

    So she's in a warm bath for now. I could not get her in to see THREE avian vets today, no one is available or has any slots or seemed willing to call me for a cancellation. So I'm doing it myself.

    If you have any ideas or help, please help us. I am and RN and pretty adventurous. I will of course do some reading, just wanted to get this out there.

    Thanks in advance friends [​IMG] I know this can be pretty bad.
  2. Kim65

    Kim65 Songster

    May 29, 2009
    Washington state
    Well, maybe not? SOMETHING made her sick. She's standing up, calling for Petey (the gander), took a giant poop and is drinking water.

    I followed all the advice I could find on egg binding . . . soaked her in the tub for an hour, then she's been sitting on my heated mattress pad (yes, on the bed) for about four hours. I gave her metacam (I got it last year when she had a limp) and a Tums dissolved in water in case her calcium was low. She just started laying a week and a half ago or so. BIG giant eggs, like how can they even come out??

    I put veg oil in her vent, and went in (ack). I could feel nothing at all, no poop on my finger even. I lay her on her back and felt all over her abdomen, which isn't easy with a fat goose belly and three inches of feathers. Nothing hard and round, and she's pooched but not swollen.

    She's still going to the vet tomorrow. But she's been standing here preening for about fifteen minutes like nothing was ever wrong. That goose was sick. I am a nurse, and a major worry wart over my geese, but I wasn't imagining things. I haven't tried to walk her yet. It could be the metacam just made her feel better, and she's still sick. I'll keep you updated [​IMG]
  3. Jenifer Kraus

    Jenifer Kraus Chirping

    Jun 16, 2010
    Kim, I had a peahen that her shell had broke and she could not get up. I used a child suppository and believe it or not she passed it all and continued to lay eggs. I have geese and have not had that happen but I would use the same for them. Let us know , I hope she is ok. Good luck. Jenifer
  4. The goose girl

    The goose girl Songster

    Jul 7, 2010
    Let me first say I don't know anything about egg problems.

    But maybe she was feeling off for some other reason? My goose had an off day a couple of weeks ago, and I almost panicked. He was slow, didn't want to walk, ate nothing and didn't preen himself. And he didn't want treats! His poop was runny and unbelievably stinky.

    I couldn't get hold of a vet either, so I just let him rest and kept water close to him. At the end of the day he seemed much better and started taking treats. The next day he was fine and has been ever since. The day before we had been visiting a friend, and he had been drinking some leftover water that had been used to cook potatoes in. I now think that the salt in that water may have been bad for him.

    I think it's great you take her to a vet. I'm still hoping my goose is a "she", and I'm so concerned about eggbinding.

    Please let us know what the vet said and how she is. I'll keep my fingers crossed!
  5. Cottage Rose

    Cottage Rose Songster

    Jun 24, 2008
    Mid west Michigan
    Good luck with your girl!
    I had this happen once with a goose laying her first egg.
    Tried the warm bath and lubricant thing but could NOT get it out.
    I've turned baby goats around in uterus's but could not get that dang egg out!
    I took her to the vet, she was sedated, they broke the egg and removed all the pieces
    and shes been fine ever since and was never egg bound after that.
    I wouldn't recommend doing this at home.
    Can you imagine my bosses reaction when I called in and
    said I couldn't come to work because my goose had a stuck egg?
    We laughed about that one for a long time.
    Last edited: Dec 30, 2010
  6. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Ephesians 6:13

    How is your goose doing today? did you take her to the vet?....[​IMG]
  7. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Ephesians 6:13

    Kim how is Lilly? [​IMG]

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