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Boy was Kathy ever right to make sure your sick bird is well hydrated!  

 

I had been tube feeding my hen fluids and dilute food during her convalescence from enteritis, but not enough fluids.  

 

She hadn't been pooping much and when I investigated I thought she had a stuck egg.  Nope, concretions.  

 

I am soaking her in warm water with creme rinse (to make it slippery), giving her more fluids orally, irrigating the impaction and picking away at it.  I think I'll give her some aspirin (5 tablets dissolved in 1 gal H20 - I think that's right) to take the edge off.  She is not very happy about her constipation and having to play anhinga (a bird that swims half-way submerged).  

 

Anyone have any other ideas.  Do they have lithotripsy for chickens?  

 

Wish us luck.

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How is she doing now.

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Hi chicklover,

 

Thank you for asking.  She's in chicken heaven - no more sorrow, no more pain.  

 

We spent 4 hours chipping & straining & soaking.  

 

I wasn't able to fix her and she was suffering.  I'm kicking myself for not understanding what was going on until it was too late.  

 

I did a cloacal exam on all the rest and they are clear.  

 

I hate it that the birds suffer while I am learning, but at least I'm learning.

 

Here she is (R) with her sister. 


Edited by zeppley - 2/22/16 at 3:14pm
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So sorry for your loss. I didn't know that could happen.

fist time chick owner in 2010, mom to 3, 2 dogs, a new rabbit and hubby too


Added baby duck in 2015.
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fist time chick owner in 2010, mom to 3, 2 dogs, a new rabbit and hubby too


Added baby duck in 2015.
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post #5 of 7

That suck that you lost her but she was a pretty chicken, (ameraucana?)

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Yes, a Blue Ameraucana, hatched last summer.

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Boy was Kathy ever right to make sure your sick bird is well hydrated!  

 

I had been tube feeding my hen fluids and dilute food during her convalescence from enteritis, but not enough fluids.  

 

She hadn't been pooping much and when I investigated I thought she had a stuck egg.  Nope, concretions.  

 

I am soaking her in warm water with creme rinse (to make it slippery), giving her more fluids orally, irrigating the impaction and picking away at it.  I think I'll give her some aspirin (5 tablets dissolved in 1 gal H20 - I think that's right) to take the edge off.  She is not very happy about her constipation and having to play anhinga (a bird that swims half-way submerged).  

 

Anyone have any other ideas.  Do they have lithotripsy for chickens?  

 

Wish us luck.

 

These obstructions are called cloacaliths, fecaliths, uroliths, or coproliths.  They can occur as a result of many different conditions - fungal infections causing granulomas, kidney conditions, etc. Caught early you can dissolve and remove them, caught late, surgery is the only option for removal.

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