Ascites or internal laying?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Hens rule, Aug 16, 2015.

  1. Hens rule

    Hens rule Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Over a period of about 3-6 months my hen Rosie has had a larger belly which has seemed to be getting bigger over time. And she hasn't been laying eggs. She is 2.5 years old and she is a red sex link.

    Over the past week Rosie has been lethargic and lost her appetite a few days ago although her thirst is not effected. Again her belly is really full of water or something like a liquid. I've thought it was just internal laying or the egg yolk pertitious thing but now I'm thinking maybe ascities? Could ascities be what's causing this? If so how can I drain her? If this still sounds like internal laying how can I drain her of those fluids?

    I gave hher antibiotics 3 days in a row by mouth with a syring and electolytes so days too.
     
  2. Hens rule

    Hens rule Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I CURED MY INTERNAL LAYER!!!! :cd
     
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  3. BantyChooks

    BantyChooks Sing Brightly Premium Member Project Manager

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    [​IMG] great job!! so glad It ended well for that poor chicken!!!
     
  4. Hens rule

    Hens rule Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! Me too!
    A few days ago I figured out that Rosie has a impacted crop, I gave her water and massaged it and it seems less hard and less full.
     
  5. Reamuskitty1

    Reamuskitty1 Out Of The Brooder

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    she's cured [​IMG]
     
  6. Hens rule

    Hens rule Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She was :).... But now for some reason she's getting worse! :(
     
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    Reamuskitty1 Out Of The Brooder

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    oh man...[​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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