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There is no vet open right now, and won't be open until 8am tomorrow. It looks like an oviductal prolapse. We just need to know what to do to keep her alive until we can get to a vet tomorrow.
 

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One of the most important things is that the prolapsed tissue is kept moist, I have a hen that prolapsed last year and the vet gave me a sterile lubricant called Surgilube to put on the prolapsed tissue if it happened again in off hours, maybe you can get that at a pharmacy. What caused the prolapse, is she a chronic egg layer?
 

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She's never laid, but there an egg I can see. I've got glycerin that's filled to 50%. We don't have anything else, and literally nothing is open because of hurricane Ian.

How often should I be wetting it?
 

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@jean20057, as always @Cody has given great advice, the links provided have hopefully helped, if you haven't been able to get your bird to a vet yet and the egg hasn't passed, please place your bird in your bathroom and turn on the hot taps to create as much steam as possible, also gently smother olive oil onto the birds cloacal , hopefully this will help the egg pass, either way your bird needs to see a vet as soon as possible. Please keep us updated.
 

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Thank you Cody, and Impeccable! We actually went to just answers and spoke to a vet there who basically just said to get her to a vet. We're going to get to a vet this morning ASAP. We'll keep you posted.
 

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So we took her to a specialist, and they were able to remove the egg, and fix the prolapse. We are in no way out of the woods yet, but it's a start. We need all the prayers we can get right now. Vet said there another egg on deck, so we could be here again.
 

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So we took her to a specialist, and they were able to remove the egg, and fix the prolapse. We are in no way out of the woods yet, but it's a start. We need all the prayers we can get right now. Vet said there another egg on deck, so we could be here again.
Glad to hear you were able to get it taken care of, did the vet mention giving her Lupron shots? My hen that prolapsed ended up getting Lupron and she was permanently moved away from all the other birds to another part of the house to try and stop the chronic egg laying, so far it has worked and it's been a year and 4 months since her prolapse. She is now allowed to live with one other female.
 

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I'm so glad that you were able to get Lily taken care of.
I agree with Cody and would check with the vet about Lupron shots for her.

Please keep us updated on how Lily is doing. 💜💜
 

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She made it through the night, and got all her meds this morning. She gets 2 antibiotics, a pain killer, and calcium. The vet did indeed give her a lupron shot among many other shots. She got the lupron, painkillers, multivitamin, and antibiotic. That's all while she was there so she got a lot of stuff done. They had to sedate her but luckily did not put her under anesthesia, so that was a lucky break for us. We sat in the car the whole time because we weren't allowed to go in with her, so we sat in the car for over an hour panicking. She has another egg present which was found after an ultrasound. So that is a possibility of her re prolapsing, so continued prayers and thoughts are very much appreciated. Thank you everyone for your support and prayers during this time, we need all we can get!
 

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She made it through the night, and got all her meds this morning. She gets 2 antibiotics, a pain killer, and calcium. The vet did indeed give her a lupron shot among many other shots. She got the lupron, painkillers, multivitamin, and antibiotic. That's all while she was there so she got a lot of stuff done. They had to sedate her but luckily did not put her under anesthesia, so that was a lucky break for us. We sat in the car the whole time because we weren't allowed to go in with her, so we sat in the car for over an hour panicking. She has another egg present which was found after an ultrasound. So that is a possibility of her re prolapsing, so continued prayers and thoughts are very much appreciated. Thank you everyone for your support and prayers during this time, we need all we can get!
You've all had a very stressful time recently, my prayers remain with you and Lily, you are an amazing budgie mum! (y)
 

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Does anyone know if lupron slows egg laying? The reason I ask is because the vet called today to ask if Lily passed the egg yet and she hasn't. But she isn't straining or acting off at all. I just want to know if I should be worried that she hasn't passed the egg on the 2nd day after her shot.
 

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Lupron works at the hormone level and it is usually given in 3 injections each 12-14 days apart to be effective in shutting down the hormonal cycle. How did the vet determine there was another egg there, was an x-ray done? It has been my experience that when a hen is in an egg laying cycle she lays every 48 hours.
 

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Yeah that is a concern for us, but she's not straining or acting like there's an egg coming, and she doesn't look it feel eggnant. No she didn't get stitched.
 
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UPDATE:
So we took her back to the vet, and vet said she looked so much better, and that is very possible that she just re absorbed the egg. Unfortunately we're not quite out of the woods yet. She's acting...off. She's tired, which could be the meds, but might not be. And her peeps sound off too. Like just not as loud. We still need your prayers and positive vibes sent her way, as she's just not up to what she was. Any advice would be appreciated too.
 
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