all of a sudden very dark comb, lethargic, wont stand/drink, just laying there

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by daviechik, Mar 20, 2013.

  1. daviechik

    daviechik Chillin' With My Peeps

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    we thought maybe she was egg bound so took her to our local chicken friend and he palpated her and said to HIM it seems like if she is egg bound its WAY up there (unreachable) she may have had a rupture and the egg is in her uterus or something else going on and suggested we put her on antibiotics... I took her home and put her on a heating pad where shes currently sleeping (With temp gauge so i know how hot it is) and is just laying there, shes breathing but man shes in a rough spot.

    Does anyone have any suggestions or thoughts as to what it might be? We soaked her in warm water (her bum) for 30 minutes, she is a free ranger in the afternoon and my fear is she may have gotten a hold of something. shes not panting, her breathing is even and of appropriate speed.

    how can i get fluids into a bird that isnt interested in drinking?!
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  2. daviechik

    daviechik Chillin' With My Peeps

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    shes gone :(
     
  3. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Sorry for your loss. A dark comb could possibly have indicated a heart problem....lack of oxygen in the blood. Without a necropsy you wont know for sure.
     
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  4. Suzierd

    Suzierd Overrun With Chickens

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    Sorry for your loss [​IMG]
     
  5. becs22

    becs22 New Egg

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    Sorry for your loss. :(
     
  6. DanLeaAnn7

    DanLeaAnn7 Out Of The Brooder

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    Sorry Daviechik, We lost ours too (last night) after giving her a good looking over we noticed the vent area was full of fluid - not sure if we have the same thing going on but sure looks the same - I don't know if an egg broke inside or what. Again, sorry for your loss. - Lea (DanLeaAnn7)
     
  7. daviechik

    daviechik Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yeah, that sounds exactly like what happened to ours. Her vent area/abdomen was very full feeling
     
  8. Mattemma

    Mattemma Overrun With Chickens

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    I had this with a hen.Second one with a fluid like mass in the front.One had it in the back end .Some people drain the fliud,and the hen lives for some time. I just dispatched mine.For me there was no sense dragging it out like I did other times.


    Sorry for your loss.
     
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