5yr hen large squishy belly blocked vent put my finger inside wouldn't budge

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by rosegal, Feb 6, 2012.

  1. rosegal

    rosegal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    put on gloves and worked my finger up, and found the opening. Must have punctured something as projectile fluid, rancid smelling gushed out. Her belly filled up again, and I repeated procedure. Finally after 3 gushes, yes my hand will smell for days, and remember I had on gloves. I was able to feel her total inside cavities and everything seemed normal, but her gizzard felt very spicky and pointy. She bleed just a little with the fluid at the end and dripped a little. After 2 hours, she let out a runny white poop. What do you think is her prognosis? What could cause this?
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  2. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    Put her down. She isn't going to make it.

    Sorry.
     
  3. rosegal

    rosegal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She died about an hour later and I have been up most of the night to try and find the answer. She had a very good, happy, life and I loved her dearly. Hardest part will be telling the 7 yr. old that raised her as a chick that she has died. Thankfully she was here yesterday and saw her.
     
  4. tammye

    tammye Chillin' With My Peeps

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    so sorry, but she was one of the lucky chickens, she was loved
     
  5. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    Sorry for your loss. And very sorry you have to explain it to the child. That's the worst part. My sympathies.
     

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