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What to do if an Egg gets stuck inside a hen
What to do if an egg gets stuck inside your hen (Prolapse)
What to do if an egg gets stuck inside your hen
If you visually inspect your chickens each day you have a better chance of spotting illness, injuries, and diseases.Early detection can mean the difference between life and death. It is fairly common for an egg to get stuck inside a hen and in most cases your hen will be able to expel the egg within a day or so. However, this condition can become very serious quickly if left untreated your hen could die.
How to tell if your hen is egg bound
Signs and symptoms that indicate your hen may be egg bound are fever, soft shelled eggs, listlessness, pale comb and wattles, and more. See more symptoms to find out if your hen is egg bound
How to remove an egg that is stuck inside your hen:
S. Fitzpatrick and R. Morton, (June, 2010). Biosecurity and Product Integrity, Darwin. Non infectious diseases of poultry. http://www.nt.gov.au/d/Content/File/p/Anim_Dis/667.pdf
What to do if an egg is stuck inside your hen
The following article shows an alternative method for egg bound treatment which was successful on several different occasions by Rev. Penelope Dean Hibbitts.
How long do chickens live?
How long a chicken lives depends on several factors.
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