what is a blow out

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Berynn, Dec 24, 2007.

  1. Berynn

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    I was reading that sometime a hen can lay an egg to big and they have a blow out. Does that mean that the hen will die if it happens? In the event that it does, is there anything that can be done to save the hen?
     
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    I think a blow out would be a prolapse? If so, you have to get the prolapse back in and there is a chance of recovery, but often not so good if she keeps laying.
     
  3. Pine Grove

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    I would keep her in a dark place as not to recieve any light, and feed her scratch grains and grit, This will stop egg production and give her time to heal, after a week or so she should be ready to be put back to laying
     
  4. Berynn

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    My hen did not have a blow out, every day I read and do research on my hens so that I can learn as much as possible, and I came across a blow out, and just wanted to learn about it, in case it ever does happen.
     

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