upset rooster

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by myflock12, Sep 26, 2015.

  1. myflock12

    myflock12 New Egg

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    What do you do when a hen gets an egg stuck?
     
  2. GitaBooks

    GitaBooks Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    If she hasn't passed it in a few hours (in many cases they do) then put some KY jelly or oil in her vent (inside, not just around it), massage her abdomen gently, keep her calm and relaxed. If she doesn't pass it by the days end then she may need surgery to get it out.

    Does your hen have a stuck egg?
     
  3. rIrs roost

    rIrs roost Sir Crows A lot

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    You can also put her in a warm bath. I think do this first then the ky.
     
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  4. GitaBooks

    GitaBooks Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Thanks, that too. [​IMG]
     
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    rIrs roost Sir Crows A lot

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    Look up egg bound . Lots of help here. I'm still new and there's more qualified people then me. Sorry Gitabooks. You may be more qualified than me lol.
     
  6. GitaBooks

    GitaBooks Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Oh no, don't worry. [​IMG] I've had egg-bound hens, but I've only tried the ky-jelly and they have always passed the egg, often without any help at all. I think I've lost a couple to egg-binding, awhile ago, but I didn't know what it was until it was too late.

    I'm not an expert either, just reporting what I researched.
     
  7. rIrs roost

    rIrs roost Sir Crows A lot

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    well you have more experience then me. I've just been researching myself.
     
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    rIrs roost Sir Crows A lot

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    Why is the rooster upset that the hen is eggbound?
     
  9. myflock12

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    Egg passed I put her down in some warm water just sit her in for about 10 min.-----she is ok now. what causes that to happen?
     
  10. rIrs roost

    rIrs roost Sir Crows A lot

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    Glad she's ok . There's post on here about some of the causes of egg binding. I'm not really sure myself.
     

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