Rotten Egg Stuck in Prolapse. Help?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by localgardener, Dec 4, 2013.

  1. localgardener

    localgardener Out Of The Brooder

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    I have just found what appears to be a very rotten egg hanging out of the backside of one of my hens. I tried to pull it out but had no luck. She appears to be fine, eating, walking around etc. Sadly, I think I'll be culling her. Any suggestions?
     
  2. pwand

    pwand Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Did you try putting her in a warm bath with epsom salt to see if you can get it out. Also you could use some KY gel to try to gently remove it. Does it have a shell on it, are you able to post a picture?
     
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  3. localgardener

    localgardener Out Of The Brooder

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    We poured some warm water over it and I have tried pulling it, but it won't budge. The thing is very ugly, black and very rotten It looks like it has been there for a while. She's running around the yard with the others, but I think her days are numbered. Thanks for the response
     
  4. pwand

    pwand Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Put her in a warm bath with epsom salt if you have it, maybe for 15 or 20 minutes. She may try to push it out. I know some members do that if an egg is stuck inside.
     
  5. Sarevan

    Sarevan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Aunt had a California Grey chicken 2.5 years old with this problem not too long ago too. We put her warm water bath, gently massaged the area to help ease it out. It was a total of 4 baths over 5hrs. The egg broke part way out and was the foulest smelling thing. The membrane was holding the shell together and after the contents came out of the egg the shell was able to be removed, she actually pushed it out. About a 1/2hour later she passed another egg that was normal but also jumbo in size.

    We put her on antibiotics (don't remember what one), put ointment on her vent after gently rinsing out her vent to check for infection, and finger probe to check for other egg or if anything else could be felt wrong. She was given some probiotics, after the 5 days of antibiotics, feed was a mix of wet pellets (mushy) and oats, was given ACV in her water and was kept seperated in a cage in the coop fairly dark so she wouldn't try to produce another egg.

    She is the "Ole Grand Dame" of my Aunt's flock of 24 mixed birds. She is doing fine and didn't have any further problems. She is checked every day now to make sure that it won't happen again. It amazes me the things that chickens can recover from and still be happy. My Aunt knows she is getting past her productive time but as she is the last of her first flock she will keep her until the time comes to put her to sleep or she leaves on her own.

    **I forgot to mention olive oil on the egg can help for it to come out too.**
     
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