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our experience with egg binding...


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Posted by Rob Carmichael on March 04, 2003 at 06:47:21:

In Reply to: Re: Eastern Indy Eggs... posted by tvandeventer on March 03, 2003 at 15:06:56:

Although I am by no means an expert as I have only produced a 1/2 dozen clutches of indigos, these eggs look like slugs (but I surely hope that I am wrong; maybe its just the lighting)...you'll know soon enough. In all cases, as I am looking at my pics of indigo eggs I took from those I produced, they are all very creamy white in color and oval/plump/rough in texture. In response to TV's comments about eggs that are not passed are usually slugs, I will share an experience that we had.

Two years ago, our youngest female laid a small clutch of eggs. After a day and a half it was very apparent that she was struggling to get at least one if not two eggs out....wasn't going to happen on her own. We opted for surgery and lo and behold, two infertile looking eggs were extracted.


:Carl,

:I believe you've got a bunch of infertile eggs. Do set them up and I hope I'm wrong, but they don't look good to me (odd shapes, color, texture, wet, tacky look, etc.). I might take this opportunity to ask the other members of the forum a question. Have you ever palped, aspirated, or otherwise removed a *fertile* egg? I personally have not. In every instance where egg binding has occured, the offending egg was not fertile. Ones before it and sometimes even the ones behind it can be alive, but the troublesome egg has always been a slug. Just my observation. Comments? Good luck, Carl.

:Thanks! Terry

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::You can see how huge the one is...Its probably 2x the size of the others!!! It's the one that caused the problem last night...She looks like she has at least 2 more, in addition to the two I extracted this morning...I'm going to let her rest for the afternoon and see if she'll pass the others naturally..She doesn't seem to be sick or excessively stressed, but I'm trying to be careful... I gave her an injection of Baytril before manipulating her last night as a precaution... ??Comments?? Carl

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