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. Kasia

    Kasia Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 9, 2007
    New Orleans
    I'm sorry to hear about Tux. We've had a few that we lost (not just chickens, and none to the problem yours has had) and the other chickens just know, when they approach one and look them in the eye and then start attacking, or as in two of mine, lay down next to the one they absolutely hated and then start to preen them, then I start preparing myself because I know what's coming.

    Quote:Sadly, ducks have the same problems. One of my Pekins died because of this, and my friend has a Pekin that had surgery recently and she's had fluid drained from her abdomen a couple of times as well.
  2. geebs

    geebs Lovin' the Lowriders!

    Sep 28, 2008
    [​IMG] so sorry... thank for posting
  3. Plucky Pullet

    Plucky Pullet Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 18, 2010
    wow what a trooper!! Olivia is a beautiful girl and you are a wonderful keeper for attempting to keep her well, I know many that w9ould not have gone as far as you.
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    We just lost Olivia. She had been without that nasty fluid in her abdomen for weeks. She began doing this choking/sneezing sound yesterday like she used to early on in this battle. We always thought there was fluid in her lungs. Yesterday, I thought she just snorted a piece of scratch since I had just thrown some out for them prior to hearing that.

    Today, I picked her up and noticed she had feed or something crammed in her nostril and was holding her for DH to dig it out and she began gasping for air, then got worse and died. We believe her lungs had filled with fluid again and her abdomen felt like it was building up in there again.

    For weeks, she was perky, energetic, light on her feet, big appetite, got all her feathers back in after her molt, and was generally her happy, go-lucky self. We will miss her terribly. With the passing of her sister Tux a few weeks ago from what appeared to be a stroke and their sister, Kate, a year ago from crop stasis, we no longer have any of our Poufy Head Sisters. [​IMG]
  5. dmccann

    dmccann Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 19, 2009
    darlington pa
    My Coop
    I am so sorry for your loss.
  6. BarkerChickens

    BarkerChickens Microbrewing Chickenologist

    Nov 25, 2007
    High Desert, CA
    I am so sorry to hear about Olivia!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
  7. helmstead

    helmstead Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2007
    Alfordsville, IN
    So sorry Cyn! I still have one left from that BR/Big Red whoopsie, Sexy - she got dad's feathered legs. Last lil hen standing. They sure were loved while you had them.[​IMG]
  8. Kittymomma

    Kittymomma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 9, 2009
    Olympia, WA
  9. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Kate, you are why I had those sweet girls. Surprised the heck out of all of us when they weren't pure BRs, LOL! I wouldn't have taken a thousand bucks for any one of those three cutie pies.

    Thanks all. We knew she was going to die-hadn't laid an egg in a year or so and Lord only knows what was in her abdomen. We didn't open her up because there would be no surprises in there. Been through this too many times to be shocked about any of it. Gosh, I'd have to have a Silkie/Cochin cross rooster to mate with my BR hens to get more little poufy headed hens like those girls. They were so wonderful and had the most soulful brown eyes. Will miss them so darn much, especially Olivia.
  10. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

    Mar 20, 2008
    NW Kentucky
    [​IMG] I am so very sorry...I know you will miss her terribly, she was certainly one of a kind that girl. But she will never suffer again and she is with Katie and Tux again too. [​IMG]

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