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#1 2017-05-19 16:45:09

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Egg bound duck

I found my duck this morning struggling to lay an egg without any results. Her vent is swollen anpurple like she has a hemorroid . I put her in warm water, all I had was coconut oil so put that in her vent. The egg is right there but she can't get it out. The last few days her eggs feel rough and dry with a few bumps on them, not the usual smoothness. Is there anything else I can do. It has been about two hours since  I  started treating her. I read something about syringing calcium into her but not sure why or if I should try it.


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#2 2017-05-19 17:23:00

shaneb99
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Re: Egg bound duck

I can't see how calcium would do anything. I think the coconut oil in the vent should help. Be careful not to break the egg. I wonder if you gave her an enema? Flood her vent with warm water?

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#3 2017-05-19 18:27:19

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Re: Egg bound duck

I haven't read anything that talks about that but hmm. I wonder.  I wish I understood more about duck anatomy. The egg is right there but she is so swollen from pushing that I don't think the vent will stretch enough because of the swelling. I am going to try prep.H to try to get the swelling down.


enjoying a small flock of chickens Barnevelders Buff Sussex, Orpingtons Barred Rocks and Wyandottes and belgian malines,  with my husband, a golden retriever,black lab , one cat. and occasionally our 4 kids , their partners, and 6 grandchildren.

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#4 2017-05-20 05:06:04

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Re: Egg bound duck

I checked her at eight, the egg was protruding slightly. We oiled her again and tried massaging and stretching the opening to no avail. I thought she might be prolapsed. My daughter was here at the time and wanted to try to collapse the egg . We thought she may not make it anyway so why not try. I went out to get her and miraculously the egg was on the floor. I was almost as relieved as she was. She doesn't appear to be prolapsed . I don't know what will happen tomorrow, but tonight I will sleep.


enjoying a small flock of chickens Barnevelders Buff Sussex, Orpingtons Barred Rocks and Wyandottes and belgian malines,  with my husband, a golden retriever,black lab , one cat. and occasionally our 4 kids , their partners, and 6 grandchildren.

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#5 2017-05-20 11:21:34

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Re: Egg bound duck

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#6 2017-05-20 11:54:45

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Re: Egg bound duck

WHy not put some Prep H on anyway to try to bring down any swelling? Glad to hear she passed the egg!

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#7 2017-05-20 20:34:44

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Re: Egg bound duck

She now has another egg that won't come out.  I was hoping the stress of this would stop her from laying for a couple of days but no such luck. I did put prep h on her last night.


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#8 2017-05-20 21:08:11

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Re: Egg bound duck

Glad to hear she passed the egg - finally.  Sorry to hear she is going through it all again.  Hope this egg passes as well.


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#9 2017-05-21 00:32:56

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Re: Egg bound duck

How is she now?  Has she passed the second egg?


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#10 2017-05-21 01:24:19

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Re: Egg bound duck

No, she hasn't.  We are going to put her down here pretty quick.  I don't think this problem is going to resolve itself. i feel so sad for the drake . They are so bonded. He has not left her side today. I have had to take food to him because he won't leave her to eat.


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#11 2017-05-21 01:56:05

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Re: Egg bound duck

Sorry to hear you have to put her down.  If it is a recurring problem though, sometimes you have to do what is best for the animal.  Having livestock really sucks sometimes.  Poor drake .crying.  Hope you can find a girlfriend for her soon.


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#12 2017-05-21 10:23:45

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Re: Egg bound duck

So sorry, never an easy thing.


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#13 2017-05-21 21:39:21

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Re: Egg bound duck

Oh dear.  Sorry that it came to that.  There is a time when the decision to not let something suffer comes along.  This happens to be one of those times.   I hope the drake will manage without his ladylove.


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