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Heather's Fate

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Animalian, Oct 11, 2011.

  1. Animalian

    Animalian Songster

    Jun 18, 2011
    My hen Heather is 2 1/2 year old and was one of my very first hens.
    She's very a very chatty, cuddly, moody, greedy guts!

    A month ago she got a prolapsed vent, I treated her and she got better in three days. I shortened her days by bringing her in early at night which seemed to stop her laying because it simulated winter.

    Four days ago I let her start having normal hours of light again, today she had again laid a large egg and prolapsed again. So she's been separated, again. I'd read that sometimes prolapses are a one off but some in hens it constantly happens so it is best to have the hen put down. It seems Heather is one of those hens.

    She looks so sorry for herself and just sits, drinking. Also on watching her closely I've realized she is also having trouble breathing... So we'll be off to the vet tommorow to... discuss the options... [​IMG] I don't want to lose my girl

    Last edited: Oct 11, 2011

  2. Magic Birdie

    Magic Birdie Crowing

    May 3, 2011
    Magic Birdie land
    [​IMG] She is a very pretty girl. [​IMG]
  3. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Crowing Premium Member

    Aug 30, 2007
    New York State
    My Coop
    Ohh... That's too bad. [​IMG] I hope there is something the vet can do to help her and let her stay...
  4. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    She's beautiful. I'm so sorry. [​IMG]
  5. Americana

    Americana Songster

    Mar 19, 2010
    Dunnellon, Florida
    Oh no! She is beautiful! I hope the vet can help.
    Last edited: Oct 11, 2011
  6. Animalian

    Animalian Songster

    Jun 18, 2011
    Vet wasn't sure enough. So he let my have the consultation for free and booked me in with their bird expert (didn't even know they had one there) for Friday. My cockatiel has a respiratory problem atm too (still after 20 of antibiotics!) so they are going together as it could be the same thing.

    I hope he can get them both better, all my animals keep getting sick or committing suicide lately.... I don't need any more bad news
  7. Animalian

    Animalian Songster

    Jun 18, 2011
    R.I.P. Heather you will be missed...

  8. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer Premium Member

    May 11, 2010

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