when is an egg bound hen better?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Tamidon, Aug 6, 2009.

  1. Tamidon

    Tamidon Chirping

    May 23, 2008
    I have an eggbound hen in the bathtub right now in warm water. she's laid one egg,but still looks swollen. Does she have more eggs in there that need to come out?
  2. obe10

    obe10 Songster

    Jul 14, 2009
    Irmo, South Carolina
    you should take the hen and hold her in the warm water for a couple of hrs putting warm water in at times to reheat the water
    add 1/2 cup of epsom salts to the warm water
    it will cause her to relax

    then dry her off and insert a eye dropper of olive oil in each side of the vent
    like three times
    as this will help the hen drop the egg

    then push on the back of the body above the vent to bring down the egg

    when you see the egg then take a large darning needle and poke several holes in the shell
    then take a needle on a syringe and draw out the egg yolk and white
    and then with a large tweezers pull ALL OF THE SHELL OUT

    then put more olive oil in the vent. hope this helps [​IMG]

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