draing fluid from hens body

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by silkiechicken, May 1, 2007.

  1. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    Hi, so i have heard of this condition where a hen can collect fluid in their abdomen much like humans when they have liver failure. One way to reduce the swelling is to drain the fluid with a needle. How and where do you put the needle to do this to make sure you are not hitting a vital organ? Thanks.
  2. dlhunicorn

    dlhunicorn Human Encyclopedia

    Jan 11, 2007
  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    Thanks. I was spelling the name so badly I couldn't find it! I still wonder how you can get a needle into a bird without hitting something important. I've butchered many a bird and it seems like you'd hit something! But I guess if the bird is full of fluid, there should be a big fluid filled space inside.

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