Sick hen - broken egg inside!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by GoChick, Aug 2, 2011.

  1. GoChick

    GoChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 16, 2010
    Plesa help. I've read several threads on warm baths and flushing the cloaca ( how do I flush the cloaca???). What else should I do?

    1) What type of bird , age and weight.
    One year old SLW, 8 Lb

    2) What is the behavior, exactly.
    Lethargic. Pale comb. Yolk oozing from her cloaca

    3) How long has the bird been exhibiting symptoms?
    Since yesterday

    4) Are other birds exhibiting the same symptoms?

    5) Is there any bleeding, injury, broken bones or other sign of trauma.

    6) What happened, if anything that you know of, that may have caused the situation.
    Two days ago while trying to go to the upper roost, she fell hard on the ground, crashing onto the fan I have for them. She fell approx 4.5 ft.

    7) What has the bird been eating and drinking, if at all.
    8) How does the poop look? Normal? Bloody? Runny? etc.
    9) What has been the treatment you have administered so far?
    10 ) What is your intent as far as treatment? For example, do you want to treat completely yourself, or do you need help in stabilizing the bird til you can get to a vet?
    11) If you have a picture of the wound or condition, please post it. It may help.
    12) Describe the housing/bedding in use

    Remember that we are not veterinarians. We help based on our own research and experiences.
    We cannot monitor the board 24/7, and therefore do not guarantee we can always help, much as we would wish to.
  2. GoChick

    GoChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 16, 2010
    I gave her a warm bath, tried to probe inside her, some yolk came out. I felt a whole egg inside. Involved in a membrane?? I worry the broken egg is behind this one. I massaged her, inside the warm bath. She is now resting in a box with shavings, in the dark. What should I do next? I gave her yogurt and water with ACV. She is not drinking any.

    Should I give her antibiotics as a preventative? Which one?

  3. tammye

    tammye Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 22, 2010
    I have little experience but have read here to keep giving them warm baths, one may not do it. Youy can place her on a warm heating pad too. Put some olive oil in her vent too and gently massage her belly. sure hope she does well
  4. roz

    roz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 2, 2010
    My golden comet laid a shelless egg, and had the shell still inside her. I brought her in, and it wasnt until after 2 warm soapy baths that she expelled the shell along with a rubber egg after that (and some worms, but that isnt pertinent here). I was also feeding her molasses water, pedialyte and acv water. I have read that molasses water helps flush toxins. Not sure if it helped, but I would imagine it wouldnt hurt.
  5. GoChick

    GoChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 16, 2010
    Thanks both! I will follow your suggestions!

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