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CandieKL

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I have an egg bound hen. I soaked her earlier but I couldn't feel the egg. I put some vegetable oil in her vent. Now it seems the egg broke inside her but I cannot feel any pieces. She is still straining back there but nothing else is coming out. What else can I do for her?
 

TwoCrows

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Welcome to BYC!

I am so sorry about your hen. I am not familiar with broken eggs inside hens, but I do know they can get infections from these broken pieces. You need to post this question in our emergency section here on BYC for some help with this....

https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/10/emergencies-diseases-injuries-and-cures

I hope you can get her back on her feet without any complications. I am so sorry.
 

drumstick diva

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She probably needs antibiotics NOW, can you take her to a vet? I would think he would start with innoculations, and trying to get the pieces to pass out.
 

Kelsie2290

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Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! Sorry about your hen, hope she recovers. X2 on the vet if you can, or the Emergencies forum.
 
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