Silkie had to have an emergency C-section! yikes (little bit graphic)

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by briarpatchfarms, Jan 18, 2010.

  1. briarpatchfarms

    briarpatchfarms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 24, 2008
    Grayson, Ky
    I knew that my new White silkie was eggbound just recently and swollen exesively! Took her to the vet today and here what was done!

    I thought I could feel at least 2 eggs!!!

    When we got to the vets office he put her to sleep and went in he too could not find the egg passage!
    He pulled me and my mom back to the back and said the only way to save her was an emergency C-section!!!! WHAT??? [​IMG]
    Me and mom talked it over and decided to go ahead with it. after the surgery he pulled us back again and said her she had rupsured her ovaduct!!!! OHH NOO! [​IMG]
    and that he had to stich it us and place a tube from that area through the side of the stomach!! Yuck She leaks fluied all the time! [​IMG]
    Then we saw that she had 5 really wierd shaped eggs was eggbound! how she lived this long I dont know??? [​IMG]
    She also got a shot of testostrome to keep her for laying for 2 to 3 months!
    Now shes home and still as happy a alway but a little bald and and a little sore Im going to feed her a low protien diet for the next week!
    Got to go back Friday to get the tube out!!!!

    Shhhhhhhhhwwwwwwuuuuuuu! What a day!!!

    Heres a photo of the eggs
    Last edited: Jan 18, 2010
  2. briarpatchfarms

    briarpatchfarms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 24, 2008
    Grayson, Ky
    Has anyone heard of a chicken being eggbound with 5 eggs???? or is this a first???
  3. Dar

    Dar Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 31, 2008
    [​IMG] HOLY COW!!!!!!! hug yr vet [​IMG]
  4. briana1975

    briana1975 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 23, 2009
    Carleton Mi.
    Wow, I am glad she is ok.
  5. Chickie'sMoma

    Chickie'sMoma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 21, 2009
    Rochester, NH
    eeeewww. no i haven't heard of this yet but i hope it doesn't happen often. good luck on her healing!
  6. Chick-a-roos

    Chick-a-roos Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 3, 2009
    Blue Ridge, GA
    I'm curious, how old is your little silkie? and had she laid before now? How or where did you feel for eggs?

    Wow, it's great you have a vet available! I hope she recovers from her C-section. Give lots of hugs to your little patient....[​IMG]
  7. briarpatchfarms

    briarpatchfarms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 24, 2008
    Grayson, Ky
    she is about 2 years old and has been a great layer up till this point....i could only feel 3 of them vet thought that would be alil odd but to our suprise there was 5 the vet just as shocked as we far she seems to be doing ok shes eating and drinking and walking around a little im sure the meds from the vet is now wearing off so shes not as active (understanding) shes laying under her heat lamp resting
    Last edited: Jan 18, 2010
  8. Terri O

    Terri O Chillin' With My Peeps

    Those "eggs" look very similar to what I got out of my 2 YO red hen earlier this month. What is the prognosis for her? Will she ever be able to lay normally again? Terri O in WI
  9. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

    Dec 16, 2008
    wow amazing how lucky she is to have such a loving mom [​IMG] the vet bill must be unbelievable so glad they could fix her. wishing for a speedy and healthy recovery. [​IMG]
  10. briarpatchfarms

    briarpatchfarms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 24, 2008
    Grayson, Ky
    Heres her in her cozy little recovery pen!

    The Circle in red is the tube!
    the circle in blue is the incesion!

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