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my screwed chicken

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Avibaby, Sep 2, 2008.

  1. Avibaby

    Avibaby New Egg

    Mar 25, 2008
    My dear chicken Topaz had a limp comb, stopped laying eggs and started to lose weight. Took her into my lovely vet and after taking a couple of x-rays it was established that she had eaten a wood screw. The Dr. said it would be a thousand dollar surgery! He did take pity on me and reduced the price and operated that afternoon....she survived!!! It has been 6 days since and she is back to her old self.

    I just wanted to send out my gratitude to this very special vet who always cares and treats every animal in the best possible way.

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  2. LilRalphieRoosmama

    LilRalphieRoosmama Officially Quacked

    Oct 15, 2007
    Elyria, OH
    OH MY!!! I am very naive and though they would not eat things like that! Thank goodness she's ok and you have a very nice vet!!

    Thanks for the warning too -
    Last edited: Sep 2, 2008
  3. LoneCowboy

    LoneCowboy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 26, 2007
    Longmont, CO
    Wow, that's amazing. [​IMG] I better be more careful with my wood screws.
  4. Chicabee19

    Chicabee19 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 8, 2008
    wow. that's an amazing story! What a great vet, and a great chicken owner! [​IMG]

    hope she recovers completely from this really screwed-up experience.
  5. cyanne

    cyanne Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 19, 2008
    Cedar Creek, TX
    Wow, amazing pic! That had to be some tummy ache! [​IMG]

    I can't believe she was actually able to get that in her mouth, let alone swallow it...and what was she thinking anyway to eat something that was so obviously not food?

    I feel your pain on the surgery bill, I too am over-run with animals that go to strange lengths to hurt themselves and cost me lots of cash.

    But I love them all, so I will keep running myself near bankruptcy to rescue them every single time.
  6. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

    Jun 10, 2007
    Douglasville GA
    I had a similar situation with my buff minorca, she foung and swallowed a 2" roofing nail, I have no idea where that nail came from, but she managed to pass it through her system up until it turned sideways right at the vent and pierced her.

    I didn't know anything was wrong until I noticed she was dripping clear fluid from her vent at an alarming rate and leaving a trail...

    I had to cut the nail in two to get it out.

    I just knew she'd never lay again, but in 2 weeks she started laying just like normal.

    Crazy bird!
  7. krjwaj

    krjwaj Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 7, 2008
    Apex, NC
    As an xray tech, I see lots of foriegn bodies on images but I can honestly say that's the first time I've seen a screw in a chicken! Poor chicken, cool xray! Glad she will be finei
  8. Chicabee19

    Chicabee19 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 8, 2008
    it looks like your chicken is holding a cup of coffee in that x-ray!
  9. FisherMOM

    FisherMOM Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 7, 2008
    Bergen, NY
    ha ha.. I get it...screwed chicken! lol!

    I read this once and thought maybe she was going to die..saw the good fortune and left without a comment.

    Just saw the title again and DUH! good one! [​IMG]
  10. hoosier

    hoosier Chillin' With My Peeps

    Glad she is okay!
    I am constantly picking up nails and screws that I find on our place. I will be even more paranoid now.

    Rooster-Red: How did you get her to hold still while you cut the screw???

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