My hen is dying and I don't know what to do

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Lucky509, Jan 6, 2014.

  1. Lucky509

    Lucky509 Out Of The Brooder

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    My beloved chicken is sitting in front of me dying. She has wry neck and after 2 months of treatment she is losing her battle. She cannot lift her head or stand, blood is coming out one of her eyes. Is there anything I can do? Should I take her to get euthanized? I am very heartbroken so any replies would be very much appreciated
     
  2. chicknmania

    chicknmania Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    If she is that far gone I think I would euthanize her if I were you. You could try Hypericum, but at this stage it might be too late. Search it on here, you will see it is good for neuro issues. I'm sorry she is so bad off.
     
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  3. chicknmania

    chicknmania Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    What were you treating her with?
     
  4. Lucky509

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    I was treating her with vitamin e, selenium, poly vi sol. She showed a bit of improvement but not much and then yesterday her eye was bleeding out globs of blood, and it just got worse and I applied pressure but it didn't help :(
     
  5. SilkiesForEver

    SilkiesForEver Overrun With Chickens

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    Oh that sounds horrible. I'm so sorry. I really don't know what to do to help you, but I'll send some prayers your way.
     
  6. chicknmania

    chicknmania Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    That does sound horrible, it sounds like some kind of cancer. I'm so sorry, but I think I'd put her down. She sounds like she's suffering.
    [​IMG] AT least you tried.
     
  7. Lucky509

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    Thank you for the kind words everyone, but sadly she passed away while I was holding her in my lap. [​IMG] so was a cancer? I still am perplexed as to why only one eye was bleeding and why it was
     
  8. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    I am so sorry you lost your hen. I don't know why she bled.
     

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