One of my rescue meaties may be eggbound - advice?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by gritsar, Dec 14, 2010.

  1. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    I think one of my meatie pullets, 6+ months old, may be eggbound. She sat in the nestbox for a long time yesterday. She's flexing (don't know another word for it) her butt constantly. No egg yesterday and she's doing the flexing thing again today and staying pretty much in one spot.

    Advice please?
     
  2. jjthink

    jjthink Overrun With Chickens

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    Poor dear....
    The warm bath thing? Also, a crushed Tums mixed with a bit of water and administered via a dropper.....
    My sweet Annie was doing this flexing thing shortly before she died of a heart attack, before I could even act to give her Tums or a bath [​IMG]. It happened a few minutes after I got home from work so she was probably struggling all day...... if only I had known I would have been there sooner [​IMG]
    I hope your girl will be okay. [​IMG]
    JJ
     
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Thanks. I'll give her the tums right now. As soon as DH is available to help here in a bit I'll give her the bath.
     

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