Uh Oh, I think Roxanne is egg bound!! Photos

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by rebbetzin, Aug 3, 2010.

  1. rebbetzin

    rebbetzin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 4, 2008
    Tucson AZ
    Yeterday, I noticed she was swollen in the rear end. This morning, I soaked her in warm water for over an hour and a half. I massaged her underside a bit. I don't feel an egg in there. She is not quite two years old. A wonderful chicken, good tempered.

    Here she is in the bucket.
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    We watched some TV. Cooking shows, thankfully no one was cooking up any Chicken! At one point she rested her head on my hand. I didn't get a photo of her doing that, I didn't want to move. It was a sweet moment.

    She even fell asleep for a while.
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    Then I took her out of the water. Now be prepared these are not very pretty photos of a Chicken Bottom! All her nice fluffy feathers are soaking wet.

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    From the side.

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    I am feeling quite hopeless.

    Will she die? Seems from what I have read up here, they don't do real well after being egg bound.

    She is out in the tractor alone now, I am letting her get dry before putting her back with the others. She is acting normally. Pecking, drinking, pooping.
     
    Last edited: Aug 3, 2010
  2. TyrannosaurusChix

    TyrannosaurusChix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    take what im about to say with a grain of salt. To me it looks like her vent is small and puckered. I had a rescue hen that i thought was egg bound, her vent looked like that.. and was yellow. I didnt have a large protruding area like yours..

    anyways, i separated her and tried everything.. she did eat a little buit mostlly stayed hunched and closed her eyes. She lost weight and died in a week. I even called a vet and they didnt want to see her [​IMG]

    Anyways, i hope thats not the case for her--- i hope someone can come along with some wisdom
     
  3. city kid farm

    city kid farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm so sorry for your poor girl! I don't have advice, but maybe I can bump you up to someone who can. Good luck!
     
  4. chkn

    chkn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, if you've felt inside a chicken vent before, you'd know peritonitis, in which case I haven't heard any success stories. I suppose she could have some digestional irritation that's making her intestines inflammed, in which case some here recommend feeding her yogurt. It may be an issue for antibiotics then too. I don't know but it seems worms or parasites could make her swell like that. I'm not sure I'd do anything too drastic at this point if she is eating good and active. Keep bumping for some more feedback. Some sort of broad spectrum antibiotic probably wouldn't hurt.
     
  5. city kid farm

    city kid farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How's your girl?

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  6. turtlebird

    turtlebird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    your poor little lady, I hope she is doing alright. This may sound weird, as we always want our birds to be healthy all the time. But it just isn't that way. When they are down, even though hard and stressful, it is fiiled with equally beautiful moments like the ones you mentioned. Pamper that little lady, I hope she pulls through. [​IMG]
     
  7. rebbetzin

    rebbetzin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 4, 2008
    Tucson AZ
    Quote:She is "normal"... comb is nice and red, seems happy. I will soak her again later. It is a mystery to me... got three eggs this morning... I assume, from the other girls. I am praying she will overcome whatever this is.

    I felt inside her vent yesterday and didn't feel anything. Got some poop on my finger!! I don't feel anything hard inside her.
     

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