3 year old Rachel (narrigansett hen) has a swollen abdomen. Lost her appetite but acting normal. Wings are droopy and she is very quiet compared to her usual vocal self.
At first I thought she was egg bound but 2 baths later and no egg and her swelling got quite bad.
I noticed her legs had changed colour at the beginning of the month, I suspect that was my first clue and I missed it :-/ the peritonitis is likely pushing on her heart causing the colour change in her circulation.
She lost a lot of weight this month.
I read up on here and started giving her Tetracycline plus giving her a few drops of mineral oil in water twice each day. I took a gamble and gave her an enema with a syringe of mineral oil as well.
So far she is looking brighter, and more active.
I just watched a youtube video necropsy of the yuck that came out of a chicken with the same problem.....
Can I cure my Rachel???