peeper sick again

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by susanhai, Jan 21, 2008.

  1. susanhai

    susanhai In the Brooder

    Apr 2, 2007
    middle tn
    My son's hen is ill again... took her to the avian vet again and he feels a mass that he thinks is not egg yolk peritonitis but rather a tumor. We are trying to keep her comfy and warm. Now she has really stinky diarrea and I feel terrible. I was terrified that she would die yesterday (son's b'day) but she is hanging in there... just needed to vent:(
  2. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Feb 28, 2007
    South Eastern Indiana
    Awww, I am so sorry to hear she is sick. Do you have other chickens? I hope she makes a full recovery.
  3. Pinenot

    Pinenot Songster

    Sep 11, 2007
  4. susanhai

    susanhai In the Brooder

    Apr 2, 2007
    middle tn
    I got up this morning and peeper had died during the night...I had her in a quiet area of the kitchen and for some reason my son didn't check her this morning so I will have to tell him when I pick him up from school. He held her last night and she fell asleep in his arms and he was so pleased. We raised her and 2 others from day old chicks. We lost one last fall to a mink so we are down to just one hen and one roo. I'm so sad. What fun little animals! We will miss her much!
  5. chicknmania

    chicknmania Crowing

    Jan 26, 2007
    central Ohio
    How sad, I feel for you. There is a "Memorialsl" thread on here for special pets you want to remember...maybe your son would like to do one for Peeper. We raised some chicks from the eggs, too, and were very fond of them as they spent a winter inside with us...we only have one left; lost all the rest to predators.
  6. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    I'm so sorry that you lost Peepers...
    She went in a warm house and she had love all around her...
    what more can you ask as a way to go?
  7. Queen of the Lilliputians

    Queen of the Lilliputians Songster

    Apr 5, 2007
    I'm so sorry to hear about Peeper.

    Give your son an extra hug for me.
  8. Jamie Lynn

    Jamie Lynn In the Brooder

    Jan 10, 2008
    Ontario, Canada
    A sad day,sorry Peepers,
    So glad your son had one last snug with her.That memory will stay with him forever.
    I'm nursing a injured Roo at the moment I feel for ya! Jamie Lynn
    Last edited: Jan 22, 2008
  9. susanhai

    susanhai In the Brooder

    Apr 2, 2007
    middle tn
    thanks so much for the kind words... they meant so much to my family. We've had a rough few months but it is nice to have folks that understand what these birds can mean to you!

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