Poor Rhode Island Red

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by alien90, Dec 28, 2014.

  1. alien90

    alien90 Hatching

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    Hello.
    I am new to Backyard Chickens and I am in need of some advice. I have a RIR who had a large egg stuck and was hanging halfway out. I got the egg out and now her vent is hard and hanging out a bit. I've soaked her bottom and was going to put Preparation H on it until I noticed it was getting hard. Anyone have any experience with this and/or know what to do??
    Thanks
     
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Bird is the Word Staff Member Premium Member 7 Years

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    I am so sorry about your hen. Take a look at this article on egg binding and how to treat it.....https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/egg-binding-symptoms-treatment-and-prevention

    See if you can get some KY-jelly or vaseline between the egg and her vent opening. This will help her squeeze the egg out. Don't wait on this or it can cause prolapse and her uterus can come out. Sounds like may already have some prolapse going on, so don't wait.

    Follow these instructions in this article and meanwhile post in our emergency section as well for more help...https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/10/emergencies-diseases-injuries-and-cures

    If she does pass this egg, you will need to get her in some semi darkness for a few weeks to allow her to heal. She should not be laying for a while until she has healed. Semi darkness for 7 or 8 hours a day, just enough to see to eat and drink, the rest solid darkness. Make sure she is not getting dehydrated and has access to oyster shell at all times.

    Good luck and I hope you can get her back in good order soon!
     
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  3. N F C

    N F C you heard the cat, smile! Premium Member Project Manager

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    Welcome to BYC! I hope your RIR will be ok. Please keep us posted.
     
  4. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member Premium Member

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    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join the flock! Sorry to hear your having trouble with your hen. I hope with the great advice fromTwoCrows you can get her sorted out and back to good health.
    Wishing you the very best of luck :frow
     
  5. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    So sorry about your bird![​IMG]
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member 8 Years

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    Welcome to the flock
     
  7. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager 5 Years

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us.
    Hope your hen is ok.
     
  8. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing 5 Years

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    Welcome to BYC![​IMG] We're glad to have you.
     
  9. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing 5 Years

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!

    Good luck with your hen!
     
  10. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC and Happy Holidays! Hope your hen recovers.
     

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