How long can she live like this?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by jlbkinor, Feb 2, 2016.

  1. jlbkinor

    jlbkinor Out Of The Brooder

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    How long can my hen live without food or water? Her choice. Not mine. She can't walk and is refusing water and food. I could force water in her but wouldn't that just prolong her death? Thought I would let 'nature take its course' but how many days can she live without water?
     
  2. attimus

    attimus Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sorry but letting her starve to death isn't in her best interest, if death is your choice and not simply culling her is out of the question then you should at least consider euthenizing her. Is there really no option for her legs to be restored to working order?
    Attimus
     
  3. jlbkinor

    jlbkinor Out Of The Brooder

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    She's 7 years old. Condition came on slowly. I've tried a multitude of things to help her get better. Can someone just answer the question? I'm trying to decide how to end her life I guess, kill her or let her pass on. Not that I want to.
     

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