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Egg bound hen

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notasausage Sun 05-Oct-14 21:42:41

Anyone any experience of this? She doesn't seem poorly and is out eating, drinking and free ranging - just walking like a duck!

Cozyhome Fri 24-Oct-14 21:12:48

Hi yes , I have one that was in distress, it cracked inside her and then it got infected..... They can usually pass it and return to normal ��

cakepopbakeshop Mon 03-Nov-14 12:38:13

very dangerous, hen can die within 24 hours if egg not passed. Bring her in warm room, in box, put towel or something over to keep her quiet and calm, if hasn't laid egg soon take to vet, may need antibiotics if infection cause of not passing egg. I had a chicken nearly die but thankfully OK.

DishwasherDogs Mon 03-Nov-14 12:47:03

If she's walking around and seems happy are you sure there's an egg there?
IME an egg bound hen is miserable.

Catch her and have a feel, you can easily feel the egg, and whether it is whole or broken.

We have had some success with whole eggs - put the hen in sink or bath of warm water. Use some Vaseline and gently put your finger in the vent and try to carefully (without breaking it) help the egg out.

If the egg is broken, there's not a lot you can do, apart from what cakepop suggests. If you could inject the hen yourself, some vets will provide you with antibiotics you can administer yourself to save the hen the distress of travelling.

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