Possible egg bound chicken

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by claireree, Apr 11, 2012.

  1. claireree

    claireree Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a poorly chicken and I think she is egg bound, I have given her a bath and she is now in a box with a heat mat, her back end seems to be pulsating but she is not eating much, any tips on what I can do to help her, I have put some pictures.

    I think it was the same chicken that was egg bound the other week but i managed to sort her out before but not having as much luck this time.

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  2. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would feel around her vent for the egg.What happens is the egg drys up inside her & she can't push it out. If you feel the egg you will need to lube the egg inside her. She will probably need a shot of antibiotics as well. Is she real lethergic & walking funny. These are signs. Can she get up on the roost ?
     
  3. claireree

    claireree Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I kept her in last night and she is still puffed up and not eating, shall I try another bath this morning.

    Any advice would be really appreciated, I cannot feel a egg but she is not happy
     

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