Sick Hen-Laying soft shell egg?

pouletchallet

In the Brooder
11 Years
Sep 16, 2008
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My 3 year old RIR because sick yesterday. I noticed her in the nesting box in the morning and then when I went to check for eggs in the afternoon she was still in the same box looking lethargic. I brought her into the house and made a hospital ward with a rubbermaid container. I also noticed her abdomen was swollen so I researched and came up with a few results. One was egg binding and the other periotonitis. I let her soak in a warm tub for 30 min and did this twice yesterday. She ate and drank a little last night. This morning I checked her and noticed she had this coming out of her which kinda looks like and egg yolk.

In her bath
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Yolk? coming out
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It's been all morning and it has not come out so I am getting worried. I tried to run water around it to see if it would loosen and it's not moving. Could there be another yolk attached on the otherside I have seen a pic with double yolks attached. This is my daughters chicken so I don't want to loose it.
 
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SilkieChickenLover336

Songster
8 Years
Feb 16, 2011
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That does look like a yolk! keep soaking her in warm water and see what happens. if it falls of then take a picture of it then do what ever you want with it. i think she might be eggbound.
 

pouletchallet

In the Brooder
11 Years
Sep 16, 2008
20
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At first that's what I thought it was, but now I am second guessing myslef could it be part of her insides because after I put some mineral oil around it I tried gently to see if it would come when I pulled, but it seems attached. I hope someone else has seen this before as I don't want her to suffer.
 

pouletchallet

In the Brooder
11 Years
Sep 16, 2008
20
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The color has now turned darkgreen/black. I can't believe it still alive. I am feeding it water with an eye dropper and it won't eat.
 

jjthink

Crowing
13 Years
Jan 17, 2007
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If you can get her veterinary attention, I would do so immediately.

If she has a broken shell inside her, it can and may already have caused infection. She'll need antibiotic.

JJ
 

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