young hen egg bound

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  1. FantasyFeathers

    FantasyFeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My blue lace is having a hard time. I put her in a cottage coop with a broody hen it get away from the roo and she is just not making progress. Looks like hard labor. Tight or swallow bottom with a little poo. Normal looking vent if a little small. She eat a little for me and I got her to drink some drips from the water. I have given her avian calcium on a watermelon and some calcium gluconate mixed with glycerin drizzled over layer crumbles. She ate a little and seemed to feel better. She strains and pushes breathing with her mouth. What else can I do?
     
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    So sorry about your hen. If you don't do something quick, it can kill her. Take a look at this article on egg binding. This will tell you all about it and how to treat it....https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/egg-binding-symptoms-treatment-and-prevention

    Don't wait long, she can either die or prolapse.

    You can also at the same time, post this question in our emergency section as well...https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/10/emergencies-diseases-injuries-and-cures

    Good luck and I hope you can get her to pass that egg soon. Do not wait till tomorrow or she could pass on.
     
  3. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! TwoCrows gave you some good suggestions and links, hope your hen is OK.
     
  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!

    I'm sorry about your hen. [​IMG] X2 on TwoCrows' advice. I hope she recovers!
     
  5. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    X4 on Two Crows advice!
     
  6. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

    @TwoCrows gave you some great advice [​IMG]




    So sorry about your hen but giving her watermelon was a great idea ,,I was having that problem for a while but then I started putting ACV in the water every couple of weeks and I haven't had the problem in several years ......
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Hopefully the egg won't break inside her
     
  8. FantasyFeathers

    FantasyFeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They love watermelon so I was hoping it would get her to eat the calcium. Looked like she did scrap a little of the top. And I don't want her dehydrated as it is sometimes 100f or more. I put the save a chick electrolyte packet in her water too. On.my way to feed store to look for injectable calcium if anyone else has any suggestions. I'm saving the manual removal for last resort as the stress on a low calcium bird of that kind if handling can put them over the edge.
     
  9. ochochicas

    ochochicas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you know for sure that she is egg bound? I gave my hen a 500 mg calcium tablet ground up in scrambled eggs. My chickens love eggs more than anything. Within 3 hours she passed a broken egg and a very compacted wad of shell. She was still very sick afterwards. I hand fed her each morning and evening to make sure she was getting enough nutrition to keep her energy up. I thought we would lose her, but a week later she started to perk up and go outside on her own. It took her a long time to start laying normally again. It has been about 3 months and I'd say she's just now getting back to normal. Fingers are crossed for your girl!
     
  10. LIChickens

    LIChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC!

    You will find a lot of good information here. Keep on asking questions and you will get many good answers.

    You may also want to read the FAQ below.
     

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