maybe egg bound

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Mama_hen, Jul 28, 2011.

  1. Mama_hen

    Mama_hen Out Of The Brooder

    May 11, 2011
    Hi I know that everyone is busy but I need some help with my Buff. I have never had any problems health wise until now. My buff may be egg bound and I don't know how to check her or how to help her. Please help, I don't know what will happen to her if she is and I don't know how to help
  2. dmccann

    dmccann Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 19, 2009
    darlington pa
    My Coop
    They say put her in water,warm water,that can sometimes relax that muscle.There r a lot of articles on here about egg bound. I had my hen x rayed and it showed the egg,they did not do any thing else,to make a long story short ,i did an internal on her,they say hold them like a football,use mineral oil and see if u can feel the egg,inside u have to go to the top opening.I never could feel the egg,i put mineral oil into her the next morning she passed 3 eggs,we gave her antibotics because she was running a temp from infection.we still have her.

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