RIP Sara.... what I learned... anyone experience this before

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ladrholman, Nov 7, 2011.

  1. ladrholman

    ladrholman Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 12, 2010
    I had to put my Silkie Roo down today. He was having obvious pain, was unable to poop and reimpacting. I had tried everything. Neither my husband or I could do this personally so I took him to a local vet. They don't deal with chickens but were able to put him to sleep and end his pain. The vet determined that he was blocked with a solidified urates. Nearly a golf ball it seemed. I feel so bad for him. She said this can happen, but surgery would have been the only fix. My flock free range, have ample available water and food..... could this have been some sort of genetic thing??? Sara was almost 2 years old. Buried him beneath the old apple tree where he liked to hang out with his girls......So sad.... I was able to be with him and he died in my arms....
  2. CrestedGirl

    CrestedGirl Polish Obsessed

    Mar 7, 2011
    Fort Worth, Tx
    Im so sorry for your loss [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
  3. TheSpiceGirls

    TheSpiceGirls Overrun With Chickens

    Oct 6, 2010
    Bay Area, CA
    Oh, I'm so sorry. That's so sad. I've never experienced anything like that. But I only have two hens so my knowledge is very limited compared to this group. I hope someone else is able to offer advice.
    You are a good person for taking such good care of him.
  4. FarmerGrant011

    FarmerGrant011 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 25, 2011
    Sugar Land, TX
    That is a sad story... I am so sorry, I dont have any info, but [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
  5. Tracy the chick

    Tracy the chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 28, 2011
    Aw big big hugs... Xxxx
  6. ladrholman

    ladrholman Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 12, 2010
    Thanks for the thoughts. Sara was a great little fella. Been a hard year for chickens around my area. This was new for me though.

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