What is this? Egg Bound?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by CockrumCoop, Jan 31, 2013.

  1. CockrumCoop

    CockrumCoop New Egg

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    This morning our Golden Comet "Mannerless" was just standing still. This drew my daughters attention and she picked her up to investigate further. "Mannerless" had yucky crusty manure on her back end. We brought her in and soaked her in warm water for about 30 minutes. We then removed her from the water and looked closer. I took a picture because I have no idea what I am looking at.

    What is the white part? I wondered if it was part of a soft-shelled egg or something but I have no idea. It doesn't look good. Any ideas?[​IMG]
    My daughter is just a mess over this.

    Thanks,
    Dana
     
  2. chickgarden

    chickgarden Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We had a chicken seemingly eggbound over the weekend. She was puffed up and had her tail end pointing down, very lethargic. My daughter and I gave her a warm bath for 20 minutes and when we took her out she laid what looked like a broken yolk. We dried her off and kept her warm. It took her a day or so, she started to feel better, now you can't tell she ever had a problem.
    I'm no expert at all, but it does look like she has part of a misformed egg stuck. Maybe now that it's partially out after her bath she will be able to lay the rest of it.
    Hope she'll be okay!
     
  3. Haunted55

    Haunted55 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's exactly what this looks like to me as well. Warm bath, as in nice and warm, let her stay there for a while if you can. You may have to do this a couple of times but it should work. I just went through something like this with a goose. Be patient and calm and she should do just fine with the bath. Something else I was told to do, give her some calcium. I gave my goose 500mgs in a small amount of water. She had finished about 3/4s of it and out came the first egg! The second 'rubber' egg followed within 15 mins..
     
  4. CockrumCoop

    CockrumCoop New Egg

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    Thanks so much for the timely replies. So far we have soaked our hen in very warm water for probably 45 minutes. We then used the blow drier to get her warm and dry. So far it has been a day at the spa for her. [​IMG]

    My daughter is how holding her. Sometimes she (the hen) is squatted down like she is sleeping and then she will occasionally stand up and act like she is trying to push out from her vent. We are keeping her warm and comfortable and just waiting. We plan to soak again after a while. Would it be beneficial to add salt to the soak water or would that be irritating? Any thoughts?
     
  5. Lady Badlands

    Lady Badlands Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I suggest that you pull those pieces out of her vent (the ones sticking out) if you haven't already. Giving her a dropperful of organic olive oil should help move some of the excess out if it doesn't release on its own.

    I've seen this several times with my hens.
     
  6. CockrumCoop

    CockrumCoop New Egg

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    "Mannerless" just passed away a few moments ago. My daughter was holding her. We are sad but she was loved and warm for her last few hours here on earth. That is comfort in it's self. Thanks for all the replies.
     
  7. Suzie

    Suzie Overrun With Chickens

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    I know this will be of no consolation to you but one of my girls had an almost exact problem, she was here indoors, given regular baths and I also gave her calcium... she died last night and I am so very upset as one of my Donkeys died yesterday too..... I feel like the grim reaper right now... does a 24 hour cycle get any worse?

    I really feel for you and your Daughter... it is so hard sometimes

    Suzie
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  8. chickgarden

    chickgarden Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry to hear that :(
     
  9. CockrumCoop

    CockrumCoop New Egg

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    Suzie - so sorry for your loss as well.
     
  10. Haunted55

    Haunted55 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh I am so very sorry! Really, I can't tell you how I wish it had been different for you. You're in my thoughts and prayers.
     

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