urgent help needed please -pic added

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by klf73, Jun 10, 2011.

  1. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    Maine
    I have a turken hen, year old. She looked a little droopy yesterday but 4 of my kids were sick, gastrointestinal, and since they are young they needed my help. I saw her today when I let them out but today another kid was sick so I had to wait for dh to get home from work tonight. I picked this poor girl up and she feels like she is going to explode. Is there any hope or should dh just cull her. I feel horrible and don't want her to split open. We have a needle but am not sure if anything would even help at this point. Would the most humane thing be to cull? please advise asap as we are still dealing with the sick kids so we don't have much time right now...thanks in advance

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  2. Yay Chicks!

    Yay Chicks! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What do you mean by "she feels like she is going to explode." What part of her? Is her crop enlarged? Or, does she feel eggbound?
     
  3. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    Maine
    not sure if she is eggbound, her whole lower half is huge. I can't feel anything but her skin is sooo tight
     
  4. Yay Chicks!

    Yay Chicks! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That sounds scary. I'm not sure what is wrong. It might not hurt to treat her as if she were eggbound. Give her the warm bath etc. There are some good posts on here of how to do it. Other than that, I'm not sure what it could be. Internal laying? I'm sure someone else will jump on here as well to help.
     
  5. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    Maine
    she seems to be in a lot of pain, so if no one jumps in soon I am having dh cull...it is hot too....
     
  6. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    Maine
    nothing???
     
  7. SunnyCalifornia

    SunnyCalifornia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Darn, no experts here to chime in... if it were me, I'd try the whole magic bag..instant house chicken,warm bath, massage, B vitamins, antibiotics.... ??
     
  8. BrattishTaz

    BrattishTaz Roo Magnet

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  9. Mom2sixpeeps

    Mom2sixpeeps Out Of The Brooder

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    I wish I knew what to tell you! Poor girl! I hate to see one in pain!
     
  10. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    Maine
    tried warm soak and massage, can't feel anything. I think it just went too far, read you only have 48 ours for eggbound. I just feel horrible because she seems to be in distress. Dh went out to look for the raccoon ds and I saw when closing up the chickens earlier. I am going to have him cull when he gets back in. what I feel even worse for was if I had noticed sooner and was able to do something she may have been able to be saved...but kids come first.
     

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