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Lost my pullet today to an incurable infection

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by bantyshanty, Aug 25, 2010.

  1. bantyshanty

    bantyshanty Oval Office Courier

    Oct 6, 2009
    S.W Pennsylvania
    I took my lavender cuckoo d'Anver pullet to the vet for the third and last time today. Never thought I wouldn't be able to cull a young one if necessary, but it didn't feel right.
    She was 5 months old.She had a barking cough for a month and a half that I treated with a wormer, then with three different antibiotics the vet prescribed, and an anti-viral.
    It turned out in autopsy she had a congenital heart murmur and had contracted fungal infection in her heart & lung from it. Her labored breathing went on a long time & got worse & worse.
    She hadn't roosted for the last few days, and didn't enjoy her watermelon any more. I knew it was time [​IMG] There is another d'Anver pullet who's her very best friend & is lonely without her.

    She was gentle & quiet, and one of my favorite birds. We're going to bury her under a redbud tree we just bought to plant. She liked to sit in our other redbud. Just sad now....
  2. shellybean40

    shellybean40 Songster

    Apr 15, 2010
    Boerne, TX
  3. Granny Hoffman

    Granny Hoffman Songster

    Jul 19, 2010
    SE Michigan
  4. Kyhen

    Kyhen Chirping

    Jul 29, 2010
    Hart Co., Ky
    So sorry.[​IMG]
  5. noodleroo

    noodleroo Snuggles with Chickens

    Apr 29, 2010
    Rockport, Tx
    I'm sorry, I can tell you really loved her.

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