Is it time to cull her?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Bostonbea, Sep 15, 2012.

  1. Bostonbea

    Bostonbea Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a 26 week old pullet that prolapsed her oviduct trying to pass her first egg. The "egg" ended up being a lash egg. A week of warm baths and separation from the others we finally managed to help her retract her oviduct. She has been doing decently for a few weeks, but I knew it would enevitably happen. She tried again this morning. No prolapsed oviduct, but during a warm bath I was able to feel a lump in her vent. The material that came out was like a hard boiled egg. More than likely she's an internal layer.

    It's obvious that she was not blessed with properly operating equipment. I know she is miserable, just as I am having to make the decision. Guess that's why I'm here.

    Any thoughts or support from you all that have been in my shoes?

    Thanks to all...
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    I feel that the humane thing would be to cull and process her.
     
  3. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    I put down an internal layer this past spring. It was miserable, but necessary. You would be doing your bird a kindness to put her out of her suffering.

    I am sorry.
     
  4. serama hen

    serama hen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    DEATH OR SURGERY YOUR 2 OPTIONS
     
  5. mljohnson05

    mljohnson05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    if she is an internal layer, I would put her down if it was my hen.... I hate to see her suffer all the time [​IMG]
     
  6. serama hen

    serama hen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    soor i was using my laptop and the cap lock is broken i noticed it my comment seems a bit rash sry
     

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