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Re: worried about egg binding...exp. answers plz?

Posted by Fran on 3/05/07
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    On 3/05/07, Aaron wrote:
    > On 3/05/07, leyann wrote:
    >> I'm a new hobby breeder and always a big worry wart. So,
    >> I don't want to jump to conclusions. Here's my story
    >> please tell me what you think. Hen has been dropping her
    >> big huge droppings since about thursday or friday
    >> morning. She has stayed in the nestbox the whole
    >> weekend. Her appetite is fine, she is drinking. Today she
    >> does have a swollen cloaka and has been in the nestbox
    >> again all day. So, It's been 3-4 days that she has spent
    >> inside the nest box. I'm getting worried because she is
    >> now swollen and you can see that there is an egg inside of
    >> her. Should I be concerned yet? I've called my vet but
    >> she isn't available today. None of the stores around here
    >> have liquid calcium. I'm boilig an egg now to give her.
    >> she also has a cuttle bone and mineral block. I got
    >> somewhat concerned earlier and put her in some warm
    >> water. Does she sound egg bound or just getting ready to
    >> lay?
    >
    One of the symptoms of being eggbound IS big poops. The
    presence of the egg in the tract leaves less room for the bird
    to pass droppings, so she goes less frequently, and it is
    larger. If your bird has been straining several days she is
    most likely eggbound. This is a serious situation which
    requires an avian vet ASAP. Don't wait, you could lose your
    bird.