Somebody Please Help with my dying hen

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Queen Chika, Feb 15, 2009.

  1. Queen Chika

    Queen Chika Out Of The Brooder

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    She is not moving much, she hasn't been eating, I tried to give her water with a syringe and she jus spit it back out, her belly is very hard, is she laying internally?
    Help please!!
     
  2. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    Has she been pooping at all?
    How long has she been like this?
    Do any other birds have these symptoms?
    Go you see any injuries?
    Is her crop full?
     
  3. Queen Chika

    Queen Chika Out Of The Brooder

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    She has been like this for about 3 days, I am actually surprised she is still alive, she is pooping, I just brought her in to wash off all the poop stuck to her butt, as I carried her in, she dribbled out water that was so foul smelling. No one else has this, she does also have mites, so I have someone getting me mite dust right now to put in the coop and run, do the others have mites too now?
     
  4. nzpouter

    nzpouter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    dribble out water from which end?
     
  5. Queen Chika

    Queen Chika Out Of The Brooder

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    as i was carrying her into the house, water was coming out of her bottom
     
  6. nzpouter

    nzpouter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    has she been pooping liquid poo as well? Nothing solid?
     
  7. Queen Chika

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    she is pooping solid, it was all stuck around her bottom, that's why i brought her inside to wash off the poop, although, I think she is laying internally, so now what, I have never experienced that
     
  8. nzpouter

    nzpouter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The longer she is in that condition, the harder it is to fix, you can try to put her in a warm spot so her muscles can relax, but at 3 days I'm afraid your chances are not that good. Sorry.
     
  9. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    Try putting her in a warm bath. That will definitely relax the muscles...She might be eggbound...Has she been standing with her bum and tail down?
    Has she been laying?
     
  10. Queen Chika

    Queen Chika Out Of The Brooder

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    I had to put her down, I just couldn't stand seeing her in such a horrible condition and she was just not going to get any better. From what I have read, egg bound hens can still function normally, am I wrong?
     

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