I'm going to have to put down a hen....

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Mahonri, Apr 27, 2009.

  1. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    You read about it on here and you never think it will happen to you.

    My Cinnamon Queen the laying machine is through. I went into the coop tonight to check out the chickens and she was sitting in the corner by the waterer.

    I picked her up to put her on a roost and she felt heavy... I squeezed her abdomen a little to see what I could feel and she had a ton of what looked like 'white' pus come out of her vent. If she's not dead in the morning, I will try and put her out of her misery quickly. Makes me sick I have to do this.

    When Vanessa in Glendale gets some more CQs I'll get a couple from her when they are 15 weeks.

    This will take a while to get over.
     
    Last edited: Apr 27, 2009
  2. preppy*hippie*chick

    preppy*hippie*chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So sorry. How awful for you... I'm dreading the day my time comes.

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  3. chickeepoo

    chickeepoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So sorry- we're right there with you, literally¬Ö just waiting a few more days to see if mine can beat the odds. Apparently there are a lot of people going through the same thing right now, for various reasons/illnesses.[​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Apr 28, 2009
  4. #1California Chick

    #1California Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] I am so sorry to hear that you have a hen that you might have to put down. Never easy!! [​IMG]

    Cindy
     
  5. Hattie the Hen

    Hattie the Hen Chillin' With My Peeps

    My heart is with you -- TAKE COURAGE & do it quickly if you must!

    I bury my little ones in the garden & plant somrthing special over them & that eases my heart a little.

    Hattie
     
  6. patyrdz

    patyrdz The Madd Hatcher

    Feb 26, 2009
    Southern Pines, NC
    Oh no! I am so sorry! I know how hard this is for you, and my thoughts are with you. Praying that nature does it so you don't have to![​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  7. DDRanch

    DDRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 15, 2008
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    Oh, I am so sorry. This is so hard. If you can, try to keep in mind that you are doing the loving thing for your Cinnamon Queen. It sounds like she was a wonderful hen and lived a great life. Hugs to you.
    Anne
     
  8. emilyweck

    emilyweck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This has to be very difficult. I'm so sorry. Our thoughts are with you.
     
  9. MoodyChicken

    MoodyChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, I'm sorry. I had a hen die on Monday that had the "white puss" coming from her vent. She was an internal layer. At least she won't suffer any longer.
     
  10. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

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    [​IMG] How did it go?
     

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