Horrible loss yesterday

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by shellybean40, Jul 27, 2011.

  1. shellybean40

    shellybean40 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2010
    Boerne, TX
    Well, I lost another hen yesterday, and it was just awful. You see, she had a growth of some kind on her tummy, and it was not an abcess, it seemed more "tumorlike". I watched her as it grew and she continued to thrive and lay, etc. I decided it was some sort of cyst and she would live with it.

    Well, yesterday I went to collect eggs and she was in the henhouse and her nose was bleeding! I had company, so I just locked her in the house alone and tried to get my company out the door as fast as possible so I could deal with her. I noticed the other chickens playing with what appeared to be a snake, and I investigated further and it was intestines! [​IMG]

    I went to check on her and the other girls had pecked her "lump" and pulled out her insides. I could not believe she was alive! We put her out of her misery quickly. [​IMG]:hit

    I am wondering if that lump could have been a hernia??

    Anyway, I am sad, but EW!
  2. BayouPoules

    BayouPoules Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oh Shelly how awful for you and your little hen! I am so sorry.

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  3. Brookiesflock

    Brookiesflock Out Of The Brooder

    May 25, 2011
    Awww Im very soory, how sad [​IMG]
  4. alaina

    alaina Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2011
    North middle TN
    O NO!!! How awful!! Soooo sorry!!! [​IMG] [​IMG]
  5. shellybean40

    shellybean40 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2010
    Boerne, TX
    Thanks, I knew you all would understand. I have been kind of down all day today. It will not be the same in my flock without her. Her buddy is really down.
  6. 3eggeaters

    3eggeaters Out Of The Brooder

    [​IMG] So sorry to hear about your hen. Bad way to go. At least you caught what was going on and ended her pain...[​IMG]
  7. goldeneggtees

    goldeneggtees Fluffy Butt Nut

    Mar 11, 2009
    Long Island, NY
    [​IMG] I'm so sorry about your hen, I know it's tough losing them. I lost one about a month ago and was out with my hens this afternoon and I kept thinking I saw her. I was sad all over again knowing it wasn't her and she was gone. I hope your other hen makes a new friend in the flock.
  8. Pkeith1998

    Pkeith1998 Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 22, 2011
    So sorry for your loss. How awful! So sad! [​IMG]
  9. Daisy668

    Daisy668 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 25, 2011
    Poor thing.. She seemed to be happy until the end if she was still laying. Sounds like you did the best thing for her. Most have been awful for you.. [​IMG]
    Sorry for your loss.
    Daisy. xx
  10. dmccann

    dmccann Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 19, 2009
    darlington pa
    My Coop
    I am so sorry,[​IMG]

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