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I may have killed my chicken

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by irf1983, Jun 12, 2010.

  1. irf1983

    irf1983 Songster

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    May 7, 2009
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    I have a yr old cochin that i thought had ascites. It has a soft, distended abdomen that is very red and warm with few feathers. I tried to drain the abdomen, but nothing came out. Now my hen is very lethargic and panting and just had white, watery stool. Any ideas what else could be wrong, or have I just had a very unsuccessful surgery?
     

  2. Yessur Ebob

    Yessur Ebob Songster

    Apr 23, 2010
    Pennsylvania
    She may be eggbound. You should look that up and try whatever they suggest.
     
  3. irf1983

    irf1983 Songster

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    I don't think it is eggbound. I can't feel anything, and it has been like this for a few days, and it was still walking around with the others.
     
  4. Yessur Ebob

    Yessur Ebob Songster

    Apr 23, 2010
    Pennsylvania
    Does she sorta waddle when she walks? Or is she walking normal?
     
  5. irf1983

    irf1983 Songster

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    Quote:walking normal
     
  6. Yessur Ebob

    Yessur Ebob Songster

    Apr 23, 2010
    Pennsylvania
    That's very strange. I'm not sure would could be wrong with her, but if we keep posting some one else is bound to look and maybe help?
     
  7. Yessur Ebob

    Yessur Ebob Songster

    Apr 23, 2010
    Pennsylvania
    How long ago did this problem start and how long afterward did you try to drain her?
     

  8. Yessur Ebob

    Yessur Ebob Songster

    Apr 23, 2010
    Pennsylvania
    How is your bird doing?
     

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