Chicken Dying as I Post This.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by duckking, Oct 27, 2012.

  1. duckking

    duckking Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My 1 1/2 year old Jersey Giant Hen has had problems for the past 2 weeks. She was diagnosed with sour crop and put on antibiotics. She got better and started to act normal again. I went out to put them away tonight and noticed her lying on the ground i picked her up and she barley opened 1 of her eyes. She seemed like she was going unconscious. I brought her inside to the nice warm house and held her for a bit. She is breathing heavily with a slow hear beat. I know she is not going to make it... Im not sure if she is in pain but I just want her to go peacefully. Is there anything I should do? Right now she sits in the bathroom wrapped up in a towel. She is still breathing heavily and when I come in and touch her she opens one eye to look at me then closes it and falls back into her sleep. She has always been a great chicken and I am praying for her but if the worst happens at least ill be able to say goodbye.
    Thanks
    Jackson
     
  2. duckking

    duckking Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm shocked by this forum I'm home alone an only 16 and I would just really like some support right now guys I have no one here to comfort me.
     
  3. jendodd79

    jendodd79 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm sorry Jackson, I'm a chicken newbie but dealing with a very sad chicken situation myself right now. So I know how hard it is! I can't offer any advice with my inexperience, but hopefully someone else can!
     
  4. duckking

    duckking Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for the support unfortunately Onyx passed away tonight but she was comfortable and safe I hope your situation resolves its self better then mine did.
    Thank you
     
  5. MarineCorpFarmr

    MarineCorpFarmr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry for your loss. You should try to preserve her and take her to your states testing lab and have a necropsy done to know what was really going on.
     
  6. duckking

    duckking Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for taking the time to write, tomorrow she will be going to vet for a necropsy.
     
  7. MarineCorpFarmr

    MarineCorpFarmr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You're welcome. Make sure you give the vet a detailed description of all the symptoms you saw before she passed.
     
  8. duckking

    duckking Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will for sure, this is the same that treated her when she was sick so he has seen the symptoms but I will deffinatly remind him.
     
  9. MarineCorpFarmr

    MarineCorpFarmr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good deal. Jerseys really are good birds, and friendly for the most part (except my jerk black jg roo)
     
  10. tomhoogstra

    tomhoogstra Out Of The Brooder

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    Sorry for your loss.
    I lost a chicken the other day for unknown reasons, I think it was an internal problem.
    Was she sitting in a corner when you found her or in the middle of the coop/area?

    With the last 2 hens I lost, they tended to go away somewhere they wont be interrupted and die.

    Perhaps she had a stroke or something. Best of luck with the vet though.
     

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