Hen hurt BADLY....might need to be put out of misery?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by shannonb1, Dec 13, 2010.

  1. shannonb1

    shannonb1 Out Of The Brooder

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    Sorry, couldn't find my original post.

    Thanks to everyone who suggested to not be too hasty in culling her. Yesterday I went out and she was standing.

    Whew....but still not eating. Drinking very well.

    How long can she go without eating. I will try some scrambled eggs again tonight.

    Thank you.

    Shannon
     
  2. GwenDellAnno

    GwenDellAnno Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She can go for a few days without eating. I had a roo that got attacked and he didn't eat for about a week. (At least not much more than a little peck of mash). I bought the pedialyte (for kids with diarrhea) unflavored but full of electrolytes for him to drink. I had to give it to him from a spoon for the first couple of days. After about a week he started eating the mash on his own. And within a month he was back to normal. So as long as she's getting water she can last for quite a while.
     
  3. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    What happened to your hen?
     
  4. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Well, people can only go for a few days without water, but at least a month without food, probably longer.

    Scrambled eggs are good, but you might try a more liquid food, like well watered down feed, soupy oatmeal, milk added to whatever you have around, maybe warmed a bit. Since he's drinking it might help him ease back into eating.
     
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    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    About your lost post:

    In the lower left hand corner you can click on "subscribe to this topic" when you are posting. Then, anytime you are in a list of threads, there will be a "show your subscribed topics" in the lower left hand corner that you can click on. I often subscribe to a thread when I want to see others' answers or when I ask a question and expect an answer I may need to reply to.
     
  6. shannonb1

    shannonb1 Out Of The Brooder

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    ddawn, thanks for that info on "subscribe". : )

    Miss lydia, something had attacked her - she got left outside and I looked and looked, but couldn't find her in the dark. : (

    I checked on her at lunch today and she was very perky...bright eyed, and standing......in a different part of the kennel - so she had to have walked or limped over there.

    Fingers are crossed.

    I will get some soupy oatmeal into her tonight. She drinks very very well.

    Thanks everyone!

    Shannon
     
  7. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Hope she recovers quickly!
     
  8. sharol

    sharol Chillin' With My Peeps

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