My son saved our Peanut

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ginamomdoc, Apr 23, 2009.

  1. ginamomdoc

    ginamomdoc Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 10, 2008
    My 10 yr old was putting the girls away when he noticed our Old English Game banty huddled alone looking "wierd". She's usually the one that my 4 yr old carries around like a doll, so definately not normal behavior. He brought her in and she seemed to be egg bound- was straining and straining but no egg coming out, you could feel it there though. We got her over the winter, this is her first egg for us. We used a little mineral oil and gentlly helped her to work out a BIG ol egg (for a banty). Chickens really can look relieved. I'm an obstetrician, so I felt like I was at work doing a delivery of a 10 lb baby.

    My son is now telling everyone that he saved our gal- we're very proud of him![​IMG][​IMG]:ya
  2. k2chickens

    k2chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2009
    New Castle, Indiana
    Great story [​IMG]

    This sounds like your chicks are really taken great care of by the whole family! They all are blessed to have a great family!
  3. AngelzFyre

    AngelzFyre Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 18, 2007
    Pell City, Alabama
    Good job! [​IMG] I know you are proud of him, you should be. Not a lot of kids recognize when something is wrong with chickens that soon unless they are around them a lot. I bet he'll have a special place in his heart for that hen always.
    Glad she is okay. [​IMG]

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