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There's no way of knowing what's causing it..........could be from a heart-failure type thing or a liver problem, cancer,  etc.  I had a hen who had this and I would drain her about ever 3-4 months over about 7 years!  I watched the avian vet do it the first time, and was just very careful.  I had good equipment to work with.  But......if you are afraid......what you could do is get a big gauge needle (like from Tractor Supply....maybe a 16 or 18 gauge) and poke her abdomen in a couple places.  I would always put the needle in over by the left leg, where her abdomen met, since that's out of the way of other organs.  But she would continue to drain by gravity, even after I'd drain a lot out.  So I'm thinking if you could just gently put a couple needle holes in her, she could drain herself.

The liquid I got out of this hen was always clear.  But when I did it to another hen, it was green.......which is much worse than clear.

You might pull up on the skin in order to make the holes, so as to avoid hitting anything important underneath.

Good luck.

post #12 of 16
I was reading the egg feature by sumi on the home page and noticed this about having green contents of an egg.
Hope this helps you.

4. Discoloured (blue-green) yolks
Can be caused by:

- Feed or snacks containing cottonseed oil;

- Ingestion of the weed Shepard's Purse.

Then this :


3. Off colour albumen
For example pink or green. Cause:

- Spoilage due to Pseudomonas bacteria produces a greenish, fluorescent, water soluble pigment in the albumen.

- A green tint to to albumen can also be caused by the presence of high levels of riboflavin (vit B2), which has a yellow green colour.

Best wishes x
Kind regards
Shabana xx


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12 zooming chickies, a special little maran, 20 or so little bantams, 4 white Silkies. a flock of Arucanas, a few black and white Polands,
3 lemon millefleur sablepoots, a flock of Porcelain sablepoots, 3 rescued "big girls",7 crowing roosters....and a guinea fowl in a pear tree !!
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post #13 of 16
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thank you for your very helpful posts...but my little girl died soon after I has posted. She had a good organic life! 

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thank you for your very helpful posts...but my little girl died soon after I has posted. She had a good organic life! 

Sorry for your loss.

-Kathy
post #15 of 16
Sorry to hear that xx
Kind regards
Shabana xx


12 zooming chickies, a special little maran, 20 or so little bantams, 4 white Silkies. a flock of Arucanas, a few black and white Polands,
3 lemon millefleur sablepoots, a flock of Porcelain sablepoots, 3 rescued "big girls",7 crowing roosters....and a guinea fowl in a pear tree !!
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Shabana xx


12 zooming chickies, a special little maran, 20 or so little bantams, 4 white Silkies. a flock of Arucanas, a few black and white Polands,
3 lemon millefleur sablepoots, a flock of Porcelain sablepoots, 3 rescued "big girls",7 crowing roosters....and a guinea fowl in a pear tree !!
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One of the avian vet books I have mentions milk thistle for the liver, but doesn't say anything about the dose.
http://beautyofbirds.com/liverdisease.html

-Kathy

The dose is 150 mg every 12 hours. Also make sure to buy the milk thistle in liquid form, not in pill or capsule form because with the liquid it's much easier to figure out the dosage.
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