PLEASE HELP!!! I drained 2.5 cups of fluid from my chicken and I need advice

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Cara chicks mom, May 2, 2017.

  1. Cara chicks mom

    Cara chicks mom Out Of The Brooder

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    This is the first time I have done this and I want to keep my baby girl alive for as long s possible. Anything you can tell me would be appreciated!!!!

    I feel stupid for not realizing she was having this much of a problem sooner but guess better now then not. Turkey, is a 4 year old Barred Rock and has not laid in over a year. well one pellet egg on March 5th.

    If I can figure out how to add pictures I have some of the fluid I got out of her.

    The fluid is a yellow/brown ish color and is not very transparent. It does not smell bad. There is still fluid in her but I couldn't get any more out and didn't want to poke any more holes in her. I'm hoping some will drain on it's own.

    I know this can mean a lot of things including things like liver failure

    She is standing, roosting, eating (mush. Her crumble food, a little oats and tuna in warm water) and drinking water. I have a dog crate with a towel and a small roosting bar inside my house for her

    WHAT DO I DO NOW?!??!
     
  2. Cara chicks mom

    Cara chicks mom Out Of The Brooder

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  3. The Golden Egg5

    The Golden Egg5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Where did you drain all that from? Wow! That is a lot of fluid! Poor gal!
     
  4. Cara chicks mom

    Cara chicks mom Out Of The Brooder

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    Her abdomen :( I knew she didn't feel good but had no idea it was that bad. She wasn't really showing signs till yesterday. Then it was just a little slow and her tail down
     

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