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No, but I will.

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I looked at the links and they both are still really far away.

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 I do not know what is wrong with your chicken, but from experience if there is fluid in the abdomen it won't feel squishy;it will feel hard.I had a hen that would retain fluid in her abdomen quite often and it always felt hard.

I'm positive that she has fluid in her abdomen. Is there anyway that I can drain it without a vet? I worried that she might not make it through the night if it doesn't get drained. I really don't want to lose her. She is a very special hen to me.

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 I do not know what is wrong with your chicken, but from experience if there is fluid in the abdomen it won't feel squishy;it will feel hard.I had a hen that would retain fluid in her abdomen quite often and it always felt hard.
I'm positive that she has fluid in her abdomen. Is there anyway that I can drain it without a vet? I worried that she might not make it through the night if it doesn't get drained. I really don't want to lose her. She is a very special hen to me.

Post 135 has some pictures
http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/68731/laying-hens-with-water-belly-or-ascites/130

You need an18 gauge needle and a large syringe. Do not attempt unless you are 100% sure it's fluids. Even then, know that there is risk and that she could die during or after you try.

-Kathy
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I'm positive that she has fluid in her abdomen. Is there anyway that I can drain it without a vet? I worried that she might not make it through the night if it doesn't get drained. I really don't want to lose her. She is a very special hen to me.

If you are unsure about draining the fluid or even that that is the problem,I would follow the supportive care that casportpony posted and keep her as comfortable as possible.Meanwhile,I would also at least make an appointment that works with you schedule for travel time but ASAP if funds permit. I'll pray for your little girl......what is her name?

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 I'll pray for your little girl......what is her name?

Thank you! Her name is Black-Eyed Susan and her nickname is Black-Eyes.

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Thank you! Her name is Black-Eyed Susan and her nickname is Black-Eyes.

That's a very cute name.Ours always seem to get nicknames too!:P

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Thanks. :PMine too.

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