Stuck egg?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Bird Brain, Sep 17, 2009.

  1. Bird Brain

    Bird Brain Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a bantam hen that hasn't yet layed eggs. I have always wondered if she would be able too because she is so small compared to other bantams. I come home after a hard rain to find her soaked under their shelter. I thought she was dead when I first got her. She is shakey and I think her abdomen is swollen. Not sure what I am feeling for since I have never had this problem. Any ideas?
     
  2. Bird Brain

    Bird Brain Chillin' With My Peeps

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    And her crop is full so I don't know what it is. I feel her little bottom tense up each time she cheeps!
     
  3. Lil Chickie Mama

    Lil Chickie Mama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could she be eggbound? I don't have experience, but even small chickes should be able to lay eggs. If she is indeed eggbound there are ways to remove it just do a search and be careful. That could be why her crop is so full too, it all comes out of the vent to if the egg is stuck and won't come out it creates quite the traffic jam inside there. Hope that helps and also I hope someone more knowledgeable chimes in. [​IMG] Good luck!
     
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  4. Bird Brain

    Bird Brain Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Considered the eggbound. Not sure what it would feel like and like a bad chicken momma I am not quite familiar with what it normally looks like. I am just hoping she was cold and wet causing her to feel crappy. That's easier to fix. I am warming her up now.
     
  5. Lil Chickie Mama

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    Maybe try feeding her some mood-boosting food like scrambled egg and a little plain yogurt, or some Poly-visol (no iron) or something. That's good that you're warming her up though, poor baby.
     

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