Put Down My Hen

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by MissChessy, Mar 2, 2008.

  1. MissChessy

    MissChessy Songster

    Sep 24, 2007
    [​IMG] Well, yesterday I had my son to put down my 1st hen. I tried my best to help her feel better. I believe she was laying her eggs internally. She has always laid strange eggs. They would be covered with white clabbered stuff and egg whites all over the place. Her eggs were always very rough and just different. I did examine her before putting her down. I checked her vent and when I tried to feel if she had an egg stuck inside her, I couldn't feel anything, but a whole lot of clear egg white came out. She was just miserable. I'm so sad I lost my 1st hen. She was 9 months old. A beautiful Gold Sex Link. She was a very carroty orange color with splashes of white. I'll surely miss her.
  2. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

    Jan 30, 2007
    I know how you are feeling, so sorry...it's never easy having to put one down...just a part of owning chickens sometimes that has to be done....
  3. asher

    asher Chicken Enabler Extraordinaire

    Jan 26, 2007
    Mountains of NC
    I'm sorry for your loss.
  4. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    I'm so sorry Miss Chessy.
  5. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    Sorry to hear that. Sounds like you really cared about her and wanted her to have a comfortable life. I'm glad there are people like you out there who know when to say when and humanely put and end to their pets suffering. Sometimes that takes more courage than dragging them along trying to make them better. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Mar 2, 2008
  6. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

    Jun 10, 2007
    Douglasville GA
    Sorry for your loss [​IMG]
  7. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Crowing

    I'm sorry for your loss. :aww
  8. lacyloo

    lacyloo Cooped Up

    May 26, 2007
    north florida
    sorry for your loss :aww
  9. hencackle

    hencackle Songster

    Mar 25, 2007
    Telford, TN
    I'm sorry, Miss Chessy. It just breaks our hearts when we have to make these decisions. [​IMG]
  10. dutchman

    dutchman Songster

    Sep 9, 2007
    Lebanon TN
    I'm so very sorry to hear that. They are so easy to get attached to.

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