Egg bound chicken, home-brew cure


  1. OldSoldat says:

    Must see TV! Gonna look at this later but I’m guessing you named that chicken didn’t you? That means a lucky chicken that will be saved and never be eaten. 🙂

  2. OldSoldat says:

    OK, wife said three things…

    1) that is a bad a$$ shop.

    2) it was a fascinating and educational vid.

    3) It’s very sweet how you treat/handle your chickens

    • Thanks! Love my shop, and my chickens. If you let this video run into the next video,you can hear me read two poems I wrote.

  3. Texanadian says:

    You’re right, it is not something I want to watch, yuck, but I did and good information, thanks. I have never had a egg-blocked chicken and hope I never do. TW – Trophy Wife, will hate to have to do this. 🙂

    Great info.

  4. Chuck Findlay says:

    If it hits the fan I would bet we all will have to do things that we never thought we would.

    • thats a fact!

    • Texanadian says:

      When you have animals you’re always doing things you don’t want to. Get goats he says, they’re easy his says, ha!

      • Goats: They are great, but being a mid-wife is sometimes difficult. I once had a girl trying to deliver a kid with 4 legs and the head pointed back to the uterus. I ended up turning the kid to get 2 legs presenting first. Did not think the kid would survive. I just wanted it out of there before the doe died. Took almost a half hour and low and behold the little buck lived AND right behind him pushing him out was a little doe. The mama doe survived and did well with the nursing. With animals, you will find yourself doing a lot of thing you never knew you could do. Will always remember an old farm lady who farmers called during calving season. She said that men seem to think that delivering a calf requires pulling straight out. She said, NO! You have to pull down. That lady’s talk that day gave me the strength of mind to try to save my doe. It worked. Left a real feelings of satisfaction.

  5. Very interesting…and my DH wants your shop too!!

    • Thanks! I have another shop on the other side of the wall that i do my welding and cutting in. i have a woodstove in the other side to,so I spend the cold days over there.

  6. little chicken says:


  7. Good video BC, and I loved your poems. Have you ever considered publishing them?

  8. patientmomma says:

    Thanks for the education; I am a beginner with chickens so I have not yet had to that procedure. I feel more confident that I could help my hens if needed.

  9. Apparently this is a fairly rare occurance so maybe you’ll never have to know a chicken this well. 😉

  10. Happy Camper says:


    • I’m gonna put that on my business card. Truck repair,fence building,small engines and gyno to the stars,errr,,,chickens.

  11. Encourager says:

    Just curious as to how big that egg was…

  12. I really learned a lot from this, I had thought that egg-bound chickens always died. Thanks for getting the real facts out.

  13. vick holl says:

    Thank you BC for the little bit about truck driving. I only drove 15 years but as you know, plenty of time to experience all and more of what you covered. The only part included was I was a single female that long and with God’s hand did it without being assaulted, robbed or raped. It’s been that long since I retired but I still have good memories of t he many great people out there who did show their appreciation and am glad to have this time to think back on those many miles and this beautiful country. Bless you and the Mrs for the advice you give here.
    Anon for understandable reasons

  14. BC, don’t know if this is practical for chickens, but think about it. I used to raise cage birds for sale to the pet trade. Occasionally, egg bound females turned up in the aviary, and soaking them in water, then caging them individually in a dark, covered cage with a light bulb close to the cage to heat the area where the bird was sitting on the floor. It worked, but what REALLY worked later on was installing a bird bath in the aviary. It was a plastic affair that you buy in department stores, and for these tiny birds (finches) it was more than enough. The bath available to the little birds kept egg binding at bay. Mine had to be taken out every night and washed out and refilled, as it got pretty messy, but it did keep the birds from becoming egg bound for years…

    • Thats very interesting. A while back, I had a childs pool in the chicken pen because I had a few ducks i was raising for a freinds pond. The chickens didnt seem to show any interest at all in the pool and I thought she would put up a pretty good stink over being held in the water, but after a couple minutes, she seemed to like being in there.

  15. Another amazing and educational video.
    Just out of curiousity, what is the downside to just breaking the egg and removing it? You mentioned this as a last procedure, but why not the first a get it all over with more quickly. Just wondering.

  16. ChristineM says:

    I am impressed by how much your chickens trust you.

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