In the Brooder
- Jul 22, 2015
im not 100% sure my hen was or is egg bound. My husband found her in the courier of the coop laying an egg or he saw one under her. He went to pet her and her head fell forward and she didn't move after that. He came and got me. When I got there she was barely breathing. Very lethargic. There was in fact an egg under her but it didn't have a shell. She was very wet on the underside of her. After moving her completely we found the soft flexible shell behind her. When I saw her bottom it looked like yoke but I wasn't sure. It wasn't a lot. We took her to the house and got her into warm water until it started getting cold. I refreshed the water and added Epsom salt. I'm not sure what else to do. What can I do. She does seem to be breathing better but still she is very lethargic. We just lost one to the dog I would rather not loose another so soon after. Help please! Any suggestions would be appreciated. What can I feed her and after this second bath should I keep her in warm water for most of the day or then take her out? In at a loss as to what to do.