OMG! I cant believe what just happened!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by da417, Mar 16, 2013.

  1. da417

    da417 Out Of The Brooder

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    Buttercup, a smallish easteregger hen had been somewhat depressed acting for a day or two. I took her out of the pen yesterday and brought her in and fixed her some water with ACV and scrambled eggs. She ate all the eggs, so I thought I would watch her for a day or two...anyway tonight I noticed she hadn't pooped normally and what I found in the cage was mucusy with some yellowish in it but just a small amount. (Crop normal) I decided to give her a warm bath to clean her up so I could get a better look at the vent. Well heaven help me! As soon as I put her into the warm bath she rolled her eyes and gasped and died, right then and there! I am speechless and so upset! What in this world happened? Did I cause her to have a heart attack or something? I have never in my life seen anything like that!!!! I killed my poor little Buttercup!
     
  2. da417

    da417 Out Of The Brooder

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    Has this happened to anyone else? Any ideas on cause?
     
  3. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    No, you did not kill Buttercup. Yellowish mucusy liquid excreted could possibly indicate that she may have had shelless egg (yolk/whites) internally causing a severe bacterial infection which overwhelmed her. Another possibility would be an out of control ecoli bacterial infection.
    I'm sorry for your loss.
     
  4. da417

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    Thank you. None of the others appear ill but I moved their coop and thoroughly cleaned everything just in case. It was just awful. Thanks again.
     
    Last edited: Mar 16, 2013
  5. goldfinches

    goldfinches Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm so sorry this happened. It sure sounds like you did the right thing and tried hard to save her. It hurts to lose a little one.
     

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