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Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by redneckwoman1121, Sep 24, 2013.
I think my laying hen might be egg impacted. does anyone know what to do? and what are the symptons?
A bird that is egg bound will be reluctant to move. She will often hunch over and waddle like a penguin. Her abdomen will feel hard, and if you gently insert a finger into the cloaca, you might feel the stuck egg. You might also notice loose watery droppings and a lack of appetite.
To treat, give her some warm water baths. 90-95 degrees works. While doing this, gently massage the abdomen. Give calcium and vitamins, as this will help her lay the egg.
Here is a link to more information on egg bound hens: http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/07/chicken-egg-binding-causes-symptoms.html?m=1