Helpppp!!!chicken aspirated/ now has a story of licorice'sdeath

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by puppy767, Sep 25, 2009.

  1. puppy767

    puppy767 Out Of The Brooder

    32
    0
    22
    Aug 11, 2009
    :(im really worried she is just laying there gasping i need advice on treatment !!!!thankyou for your help sre looks horrible
     
    Last edited: Sep 25, 2009
  2. Elite Silkies

    Elite Silkies Overrun With Chickens

    5,411
    19
    251
    Jun 17, 2009
    Oklahoma
    My Coop
    Bump

    I have never had this happen to me.
     
  3. JewellFarm

    JewellFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2009
    Lebanon, Virginia
    Oh my, that's not good. I don't know what to tell you though. I've never had that happen. If she makes it, she could also develop pneumonia. Hopefully someone who has experience with this will chime in.
     
  4. HidingInTheHenHouse

    HidingInTheHenHouse Chillin' With My Peeps

    393
    4
    131
    Jun 21, 2008
    Indianapolis
    I've had this happen with liquid worming medication. The chicken died within 10 minutes. A post-mortem showed how the fluid filled the bronchioles and basically suffocated her.

    Hopefully she only aspirated a little bit. There isn't much you can do about it except supportive stuff like keep warm, quiet, etc. If she makes it through the night, start injectable antibiotics like Tylan 50 to deal with the infection which will very likely be the result.
     
  5. BlueEngineFarm

    BlueEngineFarm Out Of The Brooder

    44
    0
    22
    Sep 1, 2009
    NC
    Had this with a goat but never a chicken. We are here for you, praying things go well.
    lynne
     
  6. puppy767

    puppy767 Out Of The Brooder

    32
    0
    22
    Aug 11, 2009
    so theres nothing i can do
    to help her
     
  7. ShaggysGirl

    ShaggysGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    876
    1
    139
    May 24, 2009
    Temperance, MI
    I'm so sorry. I agree with HidingInTheHenHouse. Keep her warm and hope she pulls through.
    If she makes it through the night listen to her breathing. If she has fluid in there you should her like a clicking sound. Give her antibiotics to fight off infection.
     
  8. puppy767

    puppy767 Out Of The Brooder

    32
    0
    22
    Aug 11, 2009
    I went downstaires where she is located i helld her said i love you licorice and said i told her its okay you can go ,she passed away in my arms ,and her legs stretched out and went limp .it was as if she only wanted to die when she knew i was comfortable with it i just didnt want her to suffer . I had been tube feeding her for 2 months she was my baby..i decided too just make her comfortable and let her rest i had saved her life once before when me and her werent ready to part but now i am mature enough about the idea of death that I know it was best to end her pain

    <3 licorice [​IMG]
     
  9. HidingInTheHenHouse

    HidingInTheHenHouse Chillin' With My Peeps

    393
    4
    131
    Jun 21, 2008
    Indianapolis
    I'm so sorry for your loss. It is always difficult to lose a pet. [​IMG]
     
  10. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

    8,427
    15
    263
    Aug 3, 2009
    I am so sorry for the loss of your little Licorice.[​IMG]
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by