8 mo old area Aracauna bloated and walking funny

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by desertrider, Feb 3, 2014.

  1. desertrider

    desertrider New Egg

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    We have an 8-9 month old Aracauna that has developed a swollen lower body that looks like she is full of water or lots of extra Fluid. She has not started laying yet. Her belly is dragging the ground like a pregnant animal. Could she be full of eggs without the shells and not able to get them out? I don't want to put her down, any ideas?
     
  2. Sarevan

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  3. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!

    Can you take her to a vet?

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  4. desertrider

    desertrider New Egg

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    Thanks for all the info! Based on the information I'm sure it's ascites. It fits every symptom perfectly. There aren't any vets around here that work on chickens and it would be cost prohibitive., so we may have to let her go and pick up a few more at the feed store. Thanks for all the info!
     
  5. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Ascites may be a symptom of heart failure or liver disease. Sorry about your chicken.
     
  6. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    You could try draining the fluid, sometimes that will help. I have some pictures that show how if you're interested, it's very easy.

    -Kathy
     

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