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HELP! I think my hen is dying, I don't know what to do!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by PipiOli, Aug 10, 2011.

  1. PipiOli

    PipiOli Out Of The Brooder

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    she is wheezing a little while breathing...
     
  2. RHRanch

    RHRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm not sure - do you think she is having trouble breathing? Whatever it is... If she does pass, you might want to have a necropsy since you had another die recently, that way you can treat the problem in the remaining birds.
     
  3. BrazellDazell

    BrazellDazell Out Of The Brooder

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    Genoa
    [​IMG] fingers crossed i hope she makes it
     
  4. Germaine_11.20

    Germaine_11.20 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If she is sitting in the water dish, hydration probably isn't the issue. It sounds like an Upper respiratory problem from your comment about her having a difficult time breathing. I am not sure what the treatment for that is or if there is one but it is highly contagious and spreads through the flock fairly quickly. If you had another bird die recently--you may want to do a search on symptoms and see if they are similar to the ones you are seeing. Good Luck.
     
  5. PipiOli

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    We were on the way to vet. She died my my arms 10 min. ago...
     
  6. hens4thehudds

    hens4thehudds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am so sorry:/ I just lost one of mine today... I am really sorry...
     
  7. WhiteMountainsRanch

    WhiteMountainsRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So sorry to hear for your loss. I would read most of this and see if anything sounds familiar. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ps044

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    contact your local Food and Health Safety Lab and have her sent in for a necropsy. It doesn't cost anything except the shipping.
     
  8. PipiOli

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    Quote:thank you
    I am sorry about your loss too...
    I take it so hard. I thought they were just hens but I wan to get ridall of them because I cannot stand seeing them die...
     
  9. PipiOli

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    Quote:is it free? Really?
    We just buried her but I guess we can dig her out...
     
  10. WhiteMountainsRanch

    WhiteMountainsRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:is it free? Really?
    We just buried her but I guess we can dig her out...

    Yes it is free. I would do it, especially because you lost one recently with similar symptoms. If you send her in you will know what happened, and what you are fighting up against if any more come down with it. It's a really good idea.
     

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