Please help! Is this coccidiosis? Poop is runny, green, watery and smelly with blood and 'flesh', pi

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Alfred's Mama, Apr 9, 2012.

  1. Alfred's Mama

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    I'm having problems with my RIR x hen Gladys, yesterday morning her poop was like see through/water with green matter in the middle, she was drinking alot too so I adjusted the airflow and gave her some electrolyte fluid, then put her on chick crumbs to thicken her poop; it's worked so far but now she's in her box piling straw around herself with her breast down and rump in the air and her tail stood straight up as if she's going to lay. She laid an egg the night before/morning I bought her and I was told she lays about a week apart, I only got her a few days ago so she has a couple more to go before she's due again; last night I gave her a dose of Zolcal D calcium supplement, crushed dried mealworms for protein, a soak in a warm bath and I carefully lubricated just inside her vent with vaseline and a cotton bud (Q-tip); she's 8 months old and the lady at the store I got her from said she's an established layer with no problems, I just can't stop myself from worrying though at the watery poop, some look almost normal then there is nothing for a while, then suddenly a HUGE green odorous one with blood streaks - the vets isn't open til tomorrow either so I'm on my own with this :/ Also in her bedding yesterday morning I found a lump of pinkish coral looking 'flesh', I read that intestinal lining sometimes gets shed and is normal, but I'm still not confident, can anybody help me? I'm absolutely panicked for my girl, does this look like Coccidiosis? All the pics of her poop are added in order from the first watery one yesterday morning.

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    The fleshy lump found in her bedding

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    Relatively normal looking poop that night, then nothing til late morning and suddenly it's huge, runny, green, smelly with blood streaks

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    Then back to water, some green mass and some normal

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    And back to more normal looking, there's no telling what the next one will be like though :/
     
  2. Alfred's Mama

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    Update on Gladys, I took her to see a specialist earlier today, she has a broken egg inside of her and the fleshy lump she'd passed is believed to be a chunk of her oviduct. There is a nasty infection and the lumps of broken egg couldn't be removed because they were too deep, she was given strong antibiotics and metacam to see if the swelling and pain will go down enough to let her pass the broken egg, although given the state of her duct I doubt she will manage to. The vet has given her until monday, after then she said I have to make the decision between having her put to sleep or have an operation to remove her oviduct. I told her I don't have much money but I'll find it somehow. Wether she passes the egg or not the chances are it could happen with every egg, I need her and she needs that op. I've only had her for a week but I've bonded so much with her, I'd give anything I can to see her well again; wish us luck!
     
  3. dawg53

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    That may be a costly operation. Good luck!
     
  4. 6chick*start

    6chick*start Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awww, sending good thoughts to (((you and Gladys)))
     
  5. Alfred's Mama

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    Thanks Dawg, Judi - £249 I was quoted, made my eyes water when she told me that, but look at her! Worth every penny [​IMG]

    I took this pic of her the day I brought her home, I wanted to keep her in for observation for a couple of days before putting her in the coop - went out to the kitchen to grab a drink and came back to this... she gave me a look of 'can you grab me a bag of mealworms while you're up?', no problems making herself at home then, character like that just has to be saved!

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  6. gambit2178

    gambit2178 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You are right...she needs to be saved and I'm being positive that she will be saved. Sending the best wishes to both of you. Keep me posted me please! She is a beauty!
     
  7. Alfred's Mama

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    Update, Gladys has declined rapidly since this morning, she can no longer eat and is struggling to drink, she's being rushed to the vet centre for her operation first thing in the morning, much earlier than planned but I can't assume she'll start eating again, if she doesn't she'll be too weak to pull through the procedure. Fingers crossed for my princess, I'll update tomorrow.
     
  8. Alfred's Mama

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    She made it through the op, the vet was so shocked at what he found that as soon as he was done closing he came to find me; there wasn't just one egg stuck inside her, there were TEN! Ontop of that a major infection, how is it even possible for her to have survived that? She's fought so hard to stay alive, it was the least I could do to give her the best chance possible. She has a big recovery ahead of her, but she's a little fighter; in true Gladys style she's already standing [​IMG]

    Looking back at the pics of her first day here I can see those eggs inside her

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    And now after her surgery, so much smaller

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    The surgery wound

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    More updates as they come.
     
  9. dawg53

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    I'm sorry to say that it's possible that this could happen again. Good luck with her and hope she has a speedy recovery.
     
  10. mychookschick

    mychookschick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have had multiple chicken that were egg-bound, or had eggs broken in there. Unfortunately, we can't spend the money on surgery for them, but I am so glad that you could! Glad that Gladys is doing well, and I am sending hopeful wishes your way!!
     

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