!st egg and stuck!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Kleo, Sep 17, 2016.

  1. Kleo

    Kleo Out Of The Brooder

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    My 19 week old Buff Opington sp. tried to lay her first egg yesterday and was pushing and pushing and after checking on her a bit later there was no egg. I later saw her outside with a red bulbous "thing" at her vent. I was unsure what it was but this morning after examining her it appears to be an egg in a thin red sack. She is now dripping but the sack is still half way out. Help, What to do other than take her to the vets. I read that a warm bath might help and calcium. Thoughts?
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    Post this in the emergency section, sounds like a prolapse, someone there should know what to do.
     
  3. Kleo

    Kleo Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG]Thanks, will do. Actually that is what I thought I had done.
     
  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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