How do you prevent egg peritonitis?
Regarding this, what causes egg peritonitis?
The mass of egg yolk in the abdomen can provide a rich medium for bacteria such as E. coli to thrive and cause peritonitis. These birds become dull with hot swollen abdomens and in severe cases they will develop blood poisoning and go into shock and invariably die.
Beside above, how do you get rid of a bound egg?
- The first thing you should do is give them a dose of calcium through vitamins, electrolytes or in liquid form.
- Gently lower them into a warm bath for around 15-20 minutes.
- Gently massage the chickens abdomen.
One may also ask, what kind of antibiotic does my chicken need for egg peritonitis?
Treatment often involves application of antibiotics; such as, Baytril®, Sulphonamides, Oxytetracycline, Gentamycin®, etc., which usually helps to treat infection; however, unless birds are able to stop laying internally, the peritonitis will usually recur .
How long can an egg bound chicken live?
Although rare, if a hen is truly egg bound and the egg is not removed the hen will most likely die within 48 hours or less.