My 1 year and seven months old bantam golden laced cochin have a swollen abdomen and I can feel hard things inside which are probably eggs. I noticed that her abdomen was swollen 3 weeks ago, but I didn't feel anything hard. The same thing happen several months ago( swollen, but not hard), and when I checked her abdomen 2 or 3 months later, it looks normal. She hasn't laid an egg for several months. I was planning on draining the fluid inside her abdomen today, but I noticed, that at least 75 percent of the swollen area feels hard. She might have a little bit of ascites, but I am not sure, if that is the reason why she is anorexic since yesterday. She probably have ascites several months ago, and her abdomen is about 20-25 percent less in area than her abdomen today, but she was acting normal on that time.
Should I try to drain her abdomen, and how should I do it? It is really important to tell me how to do it, since I might damage important organ(s) in her body.
I already gave her first does of 125 mg of amoxicillin 2 hours ago, and I am planning to give her 9 to 13 more doses. How many more should I give, to treat egg yolk peritonitis?
I know that hen can absorb egg yolk inside their body. Can hens absorb solid egg yolk inside their body?
Edited by Luckybaby - 12/29/15 at 5:04am