Chicken Egg Binding: Causes, Symptoms, Treatment, Prevention.

| 7/20/2012 3:37:57 PM

 Egg Binding Egg Bound Chicken 1  

Egg binding (hypocalcaemia) is a serious condition in which an egg gets stuck inside the hen just prior to release. Egg binding can be life-threatening when it does occur and if possible, a vet should be seen for treatment. If a visit to the vet is not an option, at-home measures are possible, but not without risk.  


Calcium or other nutritional deficiency


Excessively large or misshapen egg

9/9/2012 2:18:23 AM

Thank you Shelley!

9/9/2012 2:18:09 AM

I know you will, Sara. You've been preparing for the big day for a long time now. :)

9/9/2012 2:17:24 AM

I'm sorry to hear it, Jennifer. I think we're finding that as more and more people keep chickens, the incidence of it is becoming more apparent when it does happen. Most of us don't have vets we can take our pet chickens to when they are sick, you're fortunate in that regard. Knowing the basic steps to take when we have to care for our chickens' health ourselves can make the difference between life and death sometimes. I hope you never need to put this information to use, but it's good to have tucked in the back of your head in case you do! Give my best to your daughter!