I lost my Dorking. Think she was an internal layer

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by cicene mete, May 24, 2010.

  1. cicene mete

    cicene mete Songster

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    My Dorking Penelope was about one-year-old. I don't think she ever laid an egg. Unfortunately, as the days have become longer, she started to become listless. She would lie down in a corner and was clearly beginning to waste away. She had a swollen area below the vent, which had all the symptoms of egg peritonitis.

    I think the longer days stimulated her system and caused her to get much worse. She was a beautiful little bird, very sweet, and a little bit shy. I'm going to post pictures below; you can see that she was a very inquisitive. Even as a chick, she would sit for hours staring out the window! [​IMG]

    She really started to decline today, and I had to finally put her down. Always a very sad thing to have to do, but I'm glad she was with me. [​IMG] I tried to stay calm and not give off any negative energy, but she struggled a little when I picked her up, and I think she knew something was up.
    Staring out the window:
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    She was such a cute chick:
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    Penny, sitting on my lap
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    Almost a full-grown hen, just before she started to decline
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  2. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    I'm sorry. I know that the death of a chicken is a hard thing. [​IMG]
     
  3. cicene mete

    cicene mete Songster

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    Thanks for the kind words. It doesn't seem to get any easier. She was a good bird.
     

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