Update - Successful intervention - hen, dried egg on vent, intestines

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Zenbirder, Jul 6, 2010.

  1. Zenbirder

    Zenbirder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My hen was free ranging and happy when I saw what appears to be a dried egg on her vent with intestines going into it? It is very dried and I am afraid to cut-pull without any idea what I am doing! She seems very well otherwise, just over one year old. What should I do? No vet for chickens in our area.

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    Last edited: Jul 6, 2010
  2. crazy chook

    crazy chook Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Put her in a warm bath. It may soften so you can wipe it off her, is there any trace of shell?
     
  3. Zenbirder

    Zenbirder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    DH has her in a warm bath now - it was the only thing I could think of either. No trace of shell, looks like all yolk.
     
  4. Zenbirder

    Zenbirder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think success, I was able to remove it layer by layer, it was very hard and dried. Yolk was outside, white inside. When I got to the final removal I was very very gentile, and she sucked the internals back inside her. I will post an update tomorrow in case anyone else has this problem in the future.

    My new quote:" If you are not willing to stick your fingers in a chicken's vent, then don't have chickens!"
     
  5. SuziQ991

    SuziQ991 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love your new quote and oh so true. I sure hope your hen is ok. You did a great job.....give yourself a pat on the back!
     

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