1. Help_battery_hens

    Help_battery_hens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    can anyone help i went to give my hens breakfast this morning and found georgina sitting in the nest box i wasnt sure if she was laying an egg so i left her for 15 mins. all her feathers are puffed up ans she wont eat or drink. she hardly even opens her eyes... what can i do? im so worried about her
     
  2. GoldDogsMom

    GoldDogsMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am by no means an expert, still fairly new at this...but no one else seems to be answering you. Have you checked her for the usual culprits: impacted or sour crop, egg bound? or could she be broody?
     
  3. Help_battery_hens

    Help_battery_hens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes I don't think it is either. She is sleepi g and will hardly even wake up
     
  4. GoldDogsMom

    GoldDogsMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have you felt her bum and crop to check?
     
  5. Help_battery_hens

    Help_battery_hens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks for your replies. i took Georgina to the vet and he said it could be peritonitis he gave her antibiotics and some fluids with a syringe but she died this evening. It was very sad and she was a much loved member of the family. thank you for all your advice. i hope she remembers the months of freedom she had and didnt remember her life in the battery farm.
     
  6. Frost Homestead

    Frost Homestead eggmonger

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    [​IMG] sorry for your loss. thank you for rescuing battery hens!
     
  7. jjthink

    jjthink Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm so sorry........
    Thank you for helping her and loving her.
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  8. Help_battery_hens

    Help_battery_hens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Aw thank you for your nice msgs. I think most ppl think I'm mad for loving my girls so much but only other chicken enthusiasts can understand. She was my little love. Will miss her so much and I will continue to helpany more like her in her memory
     
  9. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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  10. GoldDogsMom

    GoldDogsMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So sorry for your loss, keep up the rescue work...I am sure her last days were much happier days Thanks to you!
     

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