|Egg-bound Hen - How to Remove the Egg|
|Friday, 20 June 2008 19:30|
There are many remedies to be found to supposedly cure an egg-bound chicken. A lot of the remedies say that you can't actually cure an egg-bound chicken. This remedy was given to me by a local vet and describes how to remove the problem egg from an egg-bound chicken, but is not actually a cure to stop the chicken becoming egg-bound again.
Removing the egg involves a rubber glove and vaseline it doesn't take much imagination to work out what you do with the vaseline.
It must be stressed that every chook is different and every case is different. This remedy is not guaranteed to work for every chook, but it did work for my chook. The idea is to stuff a reasonable amount of vaseline into the chooks vent so that the rough egg will be able to slip out easily. The problem egg was laid about 3 hours later.
Here are the steps:
However after all that the chook died about three months later. It is suspected that she was egg-bound again and I didnt notice it, because they say that once a chook gets egg-bound, she will just get egg-bound again and die eventually. There is nothing you can do because by getting rid of the egg-bound egg, you are not actually fixing the underlying problem that caused her to become egg-bound in the first place and there could be a number of problems to cause her to get egg bound.
|Last Updated on Saturday, 09 August 2008 15:52|
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