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

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    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

    Apr 8, 2009
    Centerburg, Ohio
    So sorry. How awful for you... I'm dreading the day my time comes.

  3. chickeepoo

    chickeepoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 10, 2008
    Orlando, FL
    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

    Dec 5, 2008
    SF Bay Area
    [​IMG] I am so sorry to hear that you have a hen that you might have to put down. Never easy!! [​IMG]

  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.

  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
    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.
  8. emilyweck

    emilyweck Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 9, 2009
    Eugene, Oregon
    This has to be very difficult. I'm so sorry. Our thoughts are with you.
  9. MoodyChicken

    MoodyChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 15, 2009
    Northern California
    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

    Feb 11, 2008
    Waterloo, Nebraska
    [​IMG] How did it go?

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