Drained a Hen's Abdomen.. Rest in Peace, Olivia 11-5-10

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by speckledhen, Jun 21, 2010.

  1. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Olivia has been dying of internal laying/egg peritonitis for awhile now. Her abdomen is humongous and she is having trouble breathing. Since she seemed like she was ready to go today, decided to try (for the second time) to drain her. Figured if she choked, then she was going anyway. We may try to euthanize her soon since there is really no hope, but finally, found a good spot for the needle and removed 247 cc of fluid from her, only about half of what is probably in there, poor thing. You can't tell from the pic, but the fluid is very yellowish, but tinged with blood.

    Here is the jar with what came out of poor little Livvie:


    Here is Olivia for those of you who don't know her. She isn't a large girl at all. She is in the foreground, with Ivy, who is ailing with the same thing, in the back.

    Last edited: Nov 6, 2010
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  2. tinychicky

    tinychicky Songster

    Mar 24, 2010
    Hollis, New Hampshire
    yuk! and kinda cool at the same time... poor olivia!
  3. SpringChickens

    SpringChickens Songster

    Feb 1, 2009
    College Station, Tx
    Wow!! She has to feel a lot better with that gone!
  4. halo

    halo Got The Blues

    Nov 22, 2007
    My Coop
    Where did you drain that from?
  5. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    Poor baby. I bet it feels much better with all that out of her. [​IMG] She's beautiful.
  6. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    Wow - that is a lot of fluid. I can just imagine how much better she feels - even feeling poorly - the relief given with that amount out of her system.
  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Kathy, that came from her abdomen. The needle went in a couple inches away from her vent area, on her side, near the rear, down on the most rounded part of her bloated tummy.
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  8. Telamon

    Telamon Songster

    May 31, 2010
    I have no idea.
    she died???
  9. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Olivia is still alive, so far. She is dying and there is no hope for her. When she stops functioning, we'll euthanize her. Ivy died yesterday, same ailment.
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  10. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

    Aug 3, 2009
    Thank you for posting this, Cynthia.
    I'm sure it will be very helpful to many people-I have seen several cases of this posted here lately.
    So sorry you are dealing with it and so very sorry you lost your beautiful Ivy. [​IMG]

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