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Need quick help for chicken problem
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Katrina    Posted 03-03-2005 at 06:57:37       [Reply]  [No Email]
One of my laying hens has broken an egg inside of her and is now prolapsing other intestinal parts out around the rest of the shell still in her. Can anyone tell me how to help her? This is the second hen in a week that this has happened to and the other one died. Any suggestions on what I might change to avoid this? Thanks


Homer    Posted 03-03-2005 at 19:07:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
You got to give the hen mouth to beak till you blow the egg out the other end.

P.S.....This doesn't work on a rooster


KatG    Posted 03-03-2005 at 07:23:12       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Katrina this is the site where I get all mu info on my chickens,,,,Post your question under Emergency and they will get back with you quicky...The lady that has this site is named SAndy an is an expert when it comes to poultry...Good luck...KAtG


Dale Anne    Posted 03-03-2005 at 07:16:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
Howdy Katrina....get ya some rubber gloves..oil or vasoline grab yer hen between yer arm and ribs hanging her upside down..take yer fingers and press around the egg trying to force it out..after yer sure the egg is all out take yer finger and push her inners back in...if they come out again ya might wanna take some gauze and fashion it up so it keeps her inners in ...with goats we have a harness fer prolaps and can also give a shot to stop them from pushing...this is the only way I can think comparing the 2 that might work....seems like she may need some calcium can use dried eggs shells or oyster shells...weak shells breaking during lay?...hope this helps...Dale Anne


Katrina    Posted 03-03-2005 at 07:22:55       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thanks Dale Anne. I'm heading down to see what I can do. I think I may run into problems because the egg is already broken inside of her. I'm afraid I will tear something getting the rest of the shell out. I guess I can't make it any worse than it is. Here goes.


KatG    Posted 03-03-2005 at 07:25:29       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Look at the site KAtrina if you haven't gone yet to the coop...I experienced the same thing and caused the hen to die which she probably would have anyway...KAtG


Katrina    Posted 03-03-2005 at 07:36:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thanks KatG. I am trying to get registered on that site so I can post the question. I hate to lose this hen if I can help it.


Dell (WA)    Posted 03-03-2005 at 12:44:42       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Katrina..........as harsh as this might sound, make CHICKEN SOUP outta yer hen 'cuz you ain't gonna beable to keep yer hen from trying to lay an egg the next day and them guttz gonna come right out again.

And the reason yer hen's egg cracked is they ain't gittin'nuff CALCIUM from their feed. Best better have some crushed oystershell free-feed in yer henyard.

Geez, all that fuss over $5 hen........respectfully, Dell


Zenia    Posted 03-03-2005 at 13:50:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
Aw... She may not be Rover or Fido, in fact I have not named my hens but I have one who follows me like a puppy. It's easy to become quite attached.


KatG    Posted 03-03-2005 at 18:16:51       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I love each and everyone one of my chickens and would do anything possible to help them....Sometimes things are more than just money...KAtG


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