Hen condition rapidly deteriorating

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chickensbythesea, Apr 1, 2012.

  1. chickensbythesea

    chickensbythesea Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 1, 2011
    My egg-bound/broken internal egg hen just got another bath, and while bathing her, she kind of laid down, and foul smelly yellow brown liquid came out of her beak

    Someone PLEASE help me, I have no idea what's going on.
  2. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Aug 30, 2007
    New York State
    My Coop
    Sounds like she may have sour crop as well. Sour crop is a fungal infection, and the liquid is her body's way of trying to fight it.

    Gently turn her upside down and massage her crop so most of the liquid comes out. After that, give her some live culture yogurt. The live bacteria will fight the fungi in her crop. Do this a couple times a day and continue for a couple more days.
  3. chickensbythesea

    chickensbythesea Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 1, 2011
    She's still hanging on, but only because I'm too cowardly to help her on her journey.

    There's no way she'd survive being held upside down and manipulated, right now the simple act of moving her to see if she's alive is clearly rough on her. The idea of getting liquids into her is definitely not happening either.

    If she makes it through the night, we'll be off to the vet in the morning to put her to rest. Poor henny :(
  4. looptloop

    looptloop Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 21, 2010
    Pilot Hill, CA
    Oh no! I'm so sorry she is in such a state! I can definately feel for you, I've had a gal that was that bad off. Honestly, I looked around on here and found a recipe for home euthanasia, in a box with vinegar and baking soda (I think, it was awhile ago). Maybe see what you can find to help her along? So, so sorry!!!

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