I had a bad day yesterday

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by 7L Farm, May 20, 2011.

  1. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my girls went egg bound awhile back & never really recovered. She got over the first egg that was stuck inside her & I saw her lay one more egg & that was it. Well, she started acting sluggish & started loosing weight so I took her to the vet. I had taken her to the vet the first time as well. Anyway, I bring her in the vets clinic he looks at her & says she has a broken egg inside her & she's running fever. He suggested that I should put her down. I didn't want to but I let him do it. Now I'm wondering if I did the right thing. I never thought I'd miss a chicken but I do.
     
  2. 2DogsFarm

    2DogsFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You did what was best for her, even if it was tough on you.
    Poor girl - if she survived at all - would have had a long, hard fight.

    Wow - I'm surprised you have a vet that will treat chickens, my large & small animal vets both just rolled their eyes...

    And of course you miss your hen.
    Amazing how much personality they can pack into 5# of feathers.
    {hugs}
     
  3. Arcnadius

    Arcnadius Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm sorry for your loss. [​IMG] Maybe we always feel like we could have done something more when you truly did all you could...
     
  4. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    [​IMG] Sorry 'bout your little hen. And I agree - you're so lucky to have a vet that will takes chickens as patients...
     
  5. GiddyMoon

    GiddyMoon Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Hey thanks!!!
     
  7. Noymira

    Noymira Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm sorry, I'd be very upset too! You did what was best for her.

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  8. Wisher1000

    Wisher1000 Bama Biddy

    You are her hero. You gave her a shot at living a normal life when you treated her the first time, and made the tough (but kindest) decision when it became apparent that a normal, comfortable life was not going to be possible. You saved her from suffering and struggling and probably from a slow and painful spiral to the same end. You done good...
     

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