Egg bound chicken ?
Hello, I have a hen around the age of 5. Yesterday, she was lying down a lot, fluffing her feathers and looked to be straining to lay an egg. I read everything I could on egg bound chickens, and she fit the profile. I sat her in warm water, then put mineral oil in her vent, then put her in a wire cage with steam under her and 2 hours later~~~~nothing.
She was then given an injection on oxitosin, calcium gluconate and trostaelandin. Hour later~~~ nothing.
Ok, so then, my husband put mineral oil on his pinky and went in her vent looking fir an egg and didn't find one. What he found was a mass-like substance. He said that it was a hard, rubbery type of structure, but not an egg.
She was then given an xray and there was nor an egg, but you could see calcium deposits.
Does anyone have any idea what is going on with this hen? We are simply perplexed.
Any help, comments, would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance.