Please Help!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ChickadeeB, Aug 17, 2014.

  1. ChickadeeB

    ChickadeeB New Egg

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    I am new to chickens. One of my hens is very swollen, her abdomen is very hard and she can hardly walk without falling over. She is very hungry when offered food yet I can feel her breast bone when I hold her. She has progressively gotten worse over a couple weeks. I soaked her, checked her no egg that I could feel and now she's barely breathing smells terrible and I found maggots on her this morning!!! Anything I can do????
     
  2. LovemyBabies

    LovemyBabies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow- bumping just to help
     
  3. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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  4. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    I'm sorry but you may lose your bird:( Defiantly ask in the emergency area.

    Glad you joined and God bless.
     
  5. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you decided to join our flock. I'm sorry about your hen. Definitely post this on our Emergency section. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. I hope your hen will be okay. Good luck.
     
  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you. Sorry to hear about your bird- I hope someone can help you!
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I hope you received some advice to help your hen- maggots are horrible in that they can migrate through the body and even end up at the brain.
     
  8. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!


    I'm sorry about your hen. [​IMG]
     

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