What on earth is this

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Countrydreamin, Jun 16, 2019.

  1. Countrydreamin

    Countrydreamin Chirping

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    Help!!!!
    Is she egg bound? We’ve epsom salt bathed her and removed her from coup. Still no egg and her behind skin looks red as?! Help. I don’t want to lose her. She has just started laying but not everyday. We are having trouble getting her and her sister to use the nesting boxes...
    sorry for the pic but yeh this was hanging out of her this morning it went back in on it’s own later
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  2. Eggcessive

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    It appears to be an egg membrane or a lash egg. Does it feel solid or deflated? Try pulling it out gently—lubricate her vent if necessary. If it is solid, when you get it out, cut it in two and take a pic. Lash eggs are caused by salpingitis, an inflammation and infection in the oviduct.
     
  3. Countrydreamin

    Countrydreamin Chirping

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    I don’t know cos it went back up inside her. I will assess in the morning. Poor thing. She is my fave too :(
     
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    Let us know how it goes. Is she separated in a crate or pen? That thing coming out may attract pecking of the vent, and it could be damaged. This is just for caution, since many hens are pecked during a prolapse.
     
  5. coach723

    coach723 Crowing

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    Since she is a new layer this may be a glitch and a malformed egg. I would give some calcium which may help her expel it, it can help with contractions. Grind up a tums or other calcium supplement and mix in some feed for her to eat. You can also try giving her a warm soak for 20 minutes, that with the calcium may help relax things enough for her to pass it.
     
  6. Countrydreamin

    Countrydreamin Chirping

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    Yep she is seperated in temp coup. She is eating and appears well. Except rustling of feathers and that thing that was hanging from her vent for a little while.
     
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    Countrydreamin Chirping

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    I tried the salt bath. Nothing. I crushed up a bunch of shell and fed it to her. I didn’t have any calcium tablets handy ... will assess in morning and see
     
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    Make sure the oyster shell dish is full and accessible?
     
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    A hard egg shell ground finely and fed back with just a little cooked yolk or part of a whole egg is equivilent to a human calcium tablet or Tums. Repeating that for 3 days would be safe. If she expels the object when you are not around, don’t be surprised if she eats it.
     
  10. Countrydreamin

    Countrydreamin Chirping

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    This morning she still hasn’t done an egg and her poop is looking worrying. Sorry for picture yet again.
    All her eggs started off huge and double yolked too.
     

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