Fluid from back to front

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by valerie, Apr 20, 2008.

  1. valerie

    valerie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a white leghorn hen that has ALOT of 'fluid' on her 'bottom' clear up to her chest! I've soaked her in warm water..nothing. She's drinking and eating some. Comb is bright red. She's soo heavy she has a hard time walking. Once again, I'm begging for advice. You all saved my BR chick last week [​IMG] THANKS SOO MUCH!
    Valerie
     
  2. DuckLady

    DuckLady Administrator Staff Member

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    She might be laying internally or be retaining fluid in her tissues.
    I don't think there is much you can do except taking her to a vet.
     
  3. valerie

    valerie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How do I find a vet that takes care of chickens?
     
  4. luvmychicknkids

    luvmychicknkids Canning Squirrel

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    I would just get the phone book and start calling every vet within driving distance. It can be tough. I don't have one here at all, that I can find. Good luck.
     
  5. valerie

    valerie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There's nothing I can do to help her now? Sounds like this is pretty much a begining to the end for her?
     
  6. luvmychicknkids

    luvmychicknkids Canning Squirrel

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    I honestly have no clue. Is it something that can be seen in a pic if you posted one of her? Maybe that would help someone tell you what is going on and what you might be able to do?
     
  7. valerie

    valerie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'll post a picture this afternoon
     
  8. d.k

    d.k red-headed stepchild

    *Val-you can try 15o mg. Of CO-Q-1O. 1 capsule punctured and put into 1 to 3 svgs of food. I've had to do this twice with Chook and had very good result. Know that CO-Q-1O is very pricey: 15 to 4O bucks, depending on cap dose. . .It is a nutritional supplement for heart disease, found at pharmacies and health fd. Stores. I would also put her on electrolytes. Both times w/ Chook I believe it was due to an extreme stressor.
     
    Last edited: Apr 20, 2008
  9. mandomama

    mandomama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Why the Q10? I take it too. I didn't know it would be good for chickens!
     
  10. d.k

    d.k red-headed stepchild

    *Fluid accumulation/edema is a symtom of cardio weakness--- It just "made sense" to me to try the CO-Q-1O. It's NOT a "approved" chicken product, natch.
     

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