Please,what is this? (pics)

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by kyrose, Dec 14, 2009.

  1. kyrose

    kyrose Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2009
    Melbourne,Ky.
    i noticed my hen was all puffed up and didnt want her snack so i brought her in thinking she might not be feeling well.i had to leave for a while and when i returned found this in her cage.it looks to me like she had an egg break in her and its coming out.what do you all think?if so do i need to do anything or will it come out on its own?thanks for any help.
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  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    That is a soft shelled egg that broke inside the oviduct, looks like. When that happens, sometimes, it's good to give that hen 3 days of penicillin injections to fight infection. Had the same thing happen, did that, and the hen perked up after the antibiotics and is fine. That is the only type thing I use antibiotics for, the ovarian infections, etc, though your girl may be fine without them.
     
  3. kyrose

    kyrose Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2009
    Melbourne,Ky.
    Quote:cyn,first,thanks so much for responding.seond is there anything else i could give her without injections?needles make me queasy and i dont think i could give one...
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    It really is not hard at all, especially if you have someone else hold her. It just goes into the breast muscle, 1/2 cc daily for 3 days. It really is the best thing. They sometimes don't even flinch. Terramycin is very weak (I think it's practically useless) and you'd have to medicate everyone unless you separate her, but if you can, that wouldn't be a bad idea to do. I don't use anything else except penicillin nowadays or I could recommend something else to give her.
     
  5. Elite Silkies

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    There is probably a powered penicillin that you could use. Or you might be able to get the pills and crush them up and add it to her water.
     
  6. kyrose

    kyrose Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2009
    Melbourne,Ky.
    Quote:where would i get penicillin? i was wondering why she has to be seperated and what size needle would i need?i guss i go to tractor supply for everything?
     
  7. PeeperKeeper

    PeeperKeeper Chillin' With My Peeps

    Make sure you get the plain penicillin. some sold at farm supply stores has lidocaine in it and I believe chickens can't tolerate that.
    Speckledhen...Is that right?
     
  8. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    It says "procaine" on it, but that isn't the same as the anesthetic benzocaine. Penicillin-G is what it is, says something like 300,000 units on the bottle. I use a 22 guage needle. You'd only separate her if you gave her antibiotics in her water, is what I meant. Sorry I wasn't clear! The feedstores keep penicillin bottles in the fridge and should carry syringes and needles. If you could find other powdered antibiotics stronger than Terramycin, like Gallimycin, that would be fine. Now, you don't have to do this at all, but when eggs break inside, they often get infection in there.
     
  9. kyrose

    kyrose Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2009
    Melbourne,Ky.
    Quote:is the allimycin an oral and would tractor supply carry it?if you havent noticed im really trying to not have to inject.[​IMG]
     
  10. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I don't know what TSC carries because I refuse to shop there. Just sort of depends on your area, I'd think. Gallimycin, I think, is a powder.
     

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