Possibly Egg Bound. Unsure. Please help.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by mochicmama, Dec 3, 2016.

  1. mochicmama

    mochicmama Just Hatched

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    Kind of an emergency. I am new to chickens as of this year so I am learning a lot as I go. I fear I have an egg bound chicken. If I am correct she is my chicken who lays a lot of large double yolkers. She has been in the nesting box for three days. I thought she had went broody on me but no eggs. I brought her in today and did an internal exam on her vent and I could not feel an egg. She did have a huge poop that stank to high heaven. She is swollen in her bottom hind quarters. Like below her vent. I have soaked her, rubbed her with preparation h, and I mixed some yogurt and tums and force fed it to her with a syringe. After force feeding her the yogurt and tums she had another large stinky poop (pics below). I am at a loss and I don't want her to suffer. Please help. No vet close.
     
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  2. Lacrystol

    Lacrystol Hatching Helper

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    Please send pics, Doesn't sound egg bound but could be something else, pics would be very helpful.
     
  3. Lacrystol

    Lacrystol Hatching Helper

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    Is she swelled and squooshy between the legs? Is there any blood in her poop? How's her crop, is it empty or full? can she walk at all or just want to lay down? How's her breathing? Is she showing any signs of sickness? Can she hold herself up at all?
     
  4. mochicmama

    mochicmama Just Hatched

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    Yes about the swelled and squishy between the legs. She's not currently eating. She's pretty lethargic. Her breathing is fine. Her poop is rank and she pooped a very large amount after I checked her vent. Smelled old.
     
  5. mochicmama

    mochicmama Just Hatched

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    I cant seem to get the pic to load of just how much poop she pooped.
     
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  7. mochicmama

    mochicmama Just Hatched

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    I uploaded pic of poop. I'm trying to get one of her back end.
     
  8. mochicmama

    mochicmama Just Hatched

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    Here is her back end and how she is laying. I have her quarantined with heat and on a heating pad. She has not ate or drank anything.
     
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