Tragedy today

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by SurferchickinSB, Aug 22, 2019.

  1. SurferchickinSB

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    Hmmm.. she never had a runny nose or bubbly eyes, but she had the wrinkled eggs a few months ago. Thanks for your input.
     
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  3. SurferchickinSB

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    Yes, thank you. This is the article I read after her eggs changed. It is really informative and that is how I came to the conclusion of the wrinkled, corrugated eggs and a possible respiratory illness. She did not have symptoms of a respiratory illness at the time she laid those weird eggs, but her eggs never returned to the way they were before.
     
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  4. SurferchickinSB

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    Well, I guess I just won’t know until I get the results of her necropsy.
     
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    Hi all, well I guess my guesses were wrong and her preliminary results of her necropsy list were hemorrhagic fatty liver. I guess a tumor had burst and also her oviduct ruptured. I miss her and I feel kind of bad that before I left to go surfing I picked her up and told her to be quiet because she was squawking more than usual and in less than three hours I came back and she was dead:( this surprises me because Coco was not overweight, she was really beautiful and in really good condition from the outside and she has plenty of room to exercise. She got a organic layer feed, Which I replenished daily, so it wasn’t moldy or old. I would give her meal worms, corn when in season and watermelon rinds. I rarely gave her crummy stuff like pasta or bread, even though she liked it, because I don’t really eat those things myself and I don’t think it’s good. She always free ranged for 3 hours on fresh greens, so I don’t understand why this happened:( My chickens have an open area run that they are kept in during the day with about 100 sq ft. Per chicken, so it is not like they are crammed into an inhumane small space like a commercial chicken and then they get to free range over about 1/4 of an acre for three hours in the evening. This really bothers me, but I am glad she did not have anything infectious or any type of parasites. I guess it has just been hot and that’s why my chickens were breathing sometimes with an open beak. Last summer it got to be over 100°, so I could understand that, this year it was only about 88° and they have plenty of shade. Oh well, if anybody has any suggestions? Hopefully it is just a weird thing that happened.
     
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  6. Wyorp Rock

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    I'm sorry for your loss.

    It's good that you are starting to get some information. Diet and hormones do seem to be the common link for FLD. It sounds like she may have also had tumors? When you get the official report, post a copy so we can read it if you don't mind (block out your personal info). https://www.merckvetmanual.com/poul...e/fatty-liver-hemorrhagic-syndrome-in-poultry
     
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    Thanks Wyorp, yes, the preliminary report that they emailed me said that she had tumors on her liver. I guess one of them had burst and another tumor on her ovaduct had burst.
     
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    Maybe she was in pain and that was why she was squalking. I feel bad about telling her to be quiet.
     
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    Don't feel bad about that :hugs

    OK, so the report said tumors on the liver? Did it mention Fat? Tumors on the liver may not be Fatty Liver Disease.
     
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    Yes, it said hemorrhagic fatty liver disease, but it also says that my chicken was not fat or obese and did not have fat on the liver it just had a big tumor that burst.
     
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