i need reasurance that i have done all i know to do.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by bucky52, Mar 12, 2013.

  1. bucky52

    bucky52 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    two year old hen stopped laying.two months ago.she is very lethargic.walking really slow.breathing really hard when she walks a short distance.she has been looking ragged around her thigh and leg area.i just assumed she was starting to molt.her two flock mates had similar symptoms when they went through their molt a month or so ago.EXCEPT she is very swollen around her vent and abdomen area.i feel as though its more than a molt.i put her in a warm bath and message her abdomen.than put some surgical gloves and KY jelly and inserted my finger.i could not feel any eggs.DH gave her a penicillin shot in her thigh.and than we gave her some electrolytes water and a baby aspirin.she is one of my first hen.i 'am going to be very upset if i lose her.
     
  2. stoopid

    stoopid Chicken Fairy Godmother

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    Does her abdomen feel swollen, like a water balloon?
     
  3. bucky52

    bucky52 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    (Whoops)spell check did not catch this (Massage)
     
  4. bucky52

    bucky52 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes and hot to the touch.
     
  5. bucky52

    bucky52 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sorry for the double qoute.
     
  6. realsis

    realsis Crazy for Silkies

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    continue the antibotic for ten days could be shes laying internally meaning the yolk goes where its not supposed to go and this creates infection,hot swollen adbomen ect.give the antibotic for ten days see if this helps
     
  7. bucky52

    bucky52 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have the penicilian .do i need to give her somthing besides that.
     
  8. bucky52

    bucky52 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. stoopid

    stoopid Chicken Fairy Godmother

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    I've had a few with ascites, fluid in the abdomen.
    May be caused by kidney failure. Chickens are very prone to cancers.
    One I had to bring to my vet to have her drained every few weeks.
    If she really blows up, and looks like a bowling ball on two legs, you may need to drain her.
    See how this course of antibiotics works.
    If she gets bigger, it may be this.
    The pressure on her internal organs made it very difficult to breathe.
    Good luck with her.
    Roberta
     
  10. bucky52

    bucky52 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks for your help.
     

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