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Intestines hanging out of hen

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Bokbok, Jul 30, 2007.

  1. Bokbok

    Bokbok In the Brooder

    Feb 27, 2007
    In just the last ten minutes my hen went in to, I assume, lay an egg, and suddenly her intestine is laying on the straw beside her, maybe a foot and a half of length! Help, should I separate her? Should I push it back in? The others seem to be concerned and don't peck her intestine, but still, it's just laying there, what happened?!?
  2. cheapcheap_jeepjeep

    cheapcheap_jeepjeep Songster

    Mar 12, 2007
    Villa Grove
    not sure how to help that one but do seperate her from the others carefully is all I know
  3. chickflick

    chickflick Crowing 11 Years

    Mar 10, 2007
    I'm definately not an expert, but could she be egg bound?? I don't know what you can do for her, if anything. I'm sorry I can't help you... Someone will be along to help you soon.....
  4. Bokbok

    Bokbok In the Brooder

    Feb 27, 2007
    After posting, I ran to separate her, but it was too late, the other chickens had torn her intestine off! Oh I feel so bad. I pulled her out to put her in a separate container, and when I looked at her bottom, I can see an open intestine line that is filled with larger than egg sized diameter lump off poo. She must have eaten something that bound her up and couldn't push her poo out. Poor thing. I don't see how she's going to live. Do I kill her to be humane? How do I do that?
  5. MayberrySaint

    MayberrySaint Chillin' Out

    Mar 7, 2007
    Mount Airy, NC
    Are you sure it is an intestine and not an oviduct? Either way, you need to put the hen out of her misery quickly I think.

    A sharp axe to cut off her head is the quickest way to do it.
  6. chickbea

    chickbea Songster

    Jan 18, 2007
    Oh, dear. I'm so sorry.
    I can't imagine she can live, poor thing.
    The quickest way to dispatch a chicken is to dilocate its neck. You can also do the old-fashioned axe method if you don't plan to eat her. Some folks use a gun, but I don't know anything about guns myself.
    If you can't bear to do it yourself (I can't), you can take her to a vet. Mine charges about $10-$15 bucks.
  7. Bokbok

    Bokbok In the Brooder

    Feb 27, 2007
    I had my son do it with his machette. That was rough.
  8. Wolfpacker

    Wolfpacker Songster

    Jul 7, 2007
    Very sorry. [​IMG]
  9. chickbea

    chickbea Songster

    Jan 18, 2007
    You have a brave son. I'm sorry this happened to you, but let there be some relief in knowing that her pain is over.
  10. lacyloo

    lacyloo Cooped Up

    May 26, 2007
    north florida
    im so aorry for ur loss :aww

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