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My Rhode Island red is bound up and can not pass an egg. She

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My Rhode Island red is bound up and can not pass an egg. She drank some water last night still going to the bathroom... can I use mineral oil to help?
Steph
auburn, ca
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Bird Veterinary
Expert:  Kelly Hill replied 1 year ago.

Hi this is Dr. Hill. Can you feel an egg above her cloaca? I would not use mineral oil. I would soak her cloaca/vent in warm water. If she is not eating and is uncomfortable, she should be taken to a local veterinarian. They may be able to help her pass the egg (if she is egg bound). Some times the egg has to be manually removed after ovocentesis. Hope this helps! Love my chickens.

Expert:  Kelly Hill replied 1 year ago.

Hi Steph. Please let me know how your RIR is doing.

Expert:  Kelly Hill replied 1 year ago.

Just checking in to see if she passed an egg.

Expert:  Kelly Hill replied 1 year ago.
Hi,

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

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