help my chicken died as i held her

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  1. helena666

    helena666 Out Of The Brooder

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    I found my chicken today in a nest box. I picked her up to get a closer look . she was a little heavy . as I look at her I saw that her bum was bigger then it should been and no she wasn't egg bound . as I pushed around her bum she went into shock.and die. I called my friend and asked him if chickens can die from constipation. he yes but I have to open her up to see if that's what happen to her. so I did . I cut her open and this clear fluid came out and smelt bad . as cut a bit more to look at her intestine I found little white spots every where including on her breast. I'm not shore if this a disease or cancer but I found more fluid hidden next to the intestines but this fluid was yellow in color and it was a little rubbery . please help me I need to know what to her . the breed is Australian game bantam
     
  2. pwand

    pwand Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry for your loss.

    Any chance you could post pictures?

    The fluid is probably Ascites. This link has info that maybe helpful.
    http://www.hobbyfarms.com/livestock-and-pets/6-causes-of-chicken-swollen-abdomen.aspx

    Heres s link of a Necropsy done, did those spots look anything like this?
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/766834/found-dead-hen-very-graphic-necropsy-photos

    Edited to add:
    I am wondering if your dealing with lymphoid leukosis
    http://www.thepoultrysite.com/publications/6/diseases-of-poultry/202/lymphoid-leukosis
     
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  10. helena666

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    Please note that the intestine is full of gas because parts of a Australia is having a heat wave . At home is 45 c
     

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