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Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by missamy352, Jan 13, 2011.

  1. missamy352

    missamy352 Hatching

    Dec 22, 2010
    Not really sure how this works but here goes ........ I had posed a few days ago that I had found one of my chickens (hatched June 12th ) wheaten color ) had very dirty (pooopy) rear .. so I went on line & read that has to be cleaned flushed or chicken can die ... did so next day did again .. cold her in Fl so kept in & just had another hen die the week before from impacted crop , could not find one vet to necropsy so did so myself to find full of hay ,that bird would have been candidate for the crop surgery since no way to pass or get that much mass up but to new to know when bird was in distress , so to be blunt did stave to death !! That bird did NOT have any problem with a dirty vent!!! SO I figure this bird has same thing as do feel soft mass in crop and not emptying! I get what I need for the surgery as what do I have to lose !! I moved 8 years ago and still keep in touch with my friend/vet Dr Don (avian vet ) 2 1/2 hours south !! So I call Don leave voice mail as to what I am going to do !! Man calls me back tells me Amy do not do that bring the critter to me (today ) and I will do the surgery !!!!!!!!!!!!! THIS MAN ROCKS!! Took Ester today Don did not really think was impacted but did a beautiful surgery used gas and all but call me in after to show me contents was all normal contents probably just under half a cup of normal stuff a chicken would eat her crumbles ( do not feed pellets yet) scratch normal stuff (remember I did the other hen and that was a mass of hay ) not the same here, Don told me to hold hen straight up in towel and told me to wait . He came back with 2 huge syringes probably 50 cent round & 10 inches long full of clear fluid He said after the surgery he felt abdomen was very full & mushy (my words not his) so he drew off that much water , told my to hold bird and drew off 3 more full. Now did check her last night & she es starting to rattle so I knew that is no good . So I said she is going to die and he said yes .. So I said then lets put her down he agreed !! BUT He kept drawing the fluid , I said Don why are you still doing that if we are going to pts(put to sleep) Ester he said I want to make her feel better before I do it !!!!!!!!!!!!! This my friends IS a VET !! We put her down & did open her up. She was so full of fluid (we had her on a thick double bath towel and fluid ran on floor!!!!! Now he did not like what he saw & said thought it was merks?? he wanted to see liver and got kit to send to UCLA @ Davis liver was beautiful & normal (these are americana for Mcmurry that I did pay to get vaccinated) and told Don so . Puzzle continues!! There was also a very large cyst on the reproductive organ , thatnk God liver was normal and beautiful and took some of pancreas too!! All off the Ca !! My other 12hens are active ,eating In good flesh & feather (knock wood ) I said Don how much do I owe you he said write teh check for 95 to cover all !!!!!!!!! :lol:Back home now to wait and hear a chick and see egg cracked waiting for black copper marans !! I begin again .. Ester is gone & feel great did all I could !! She will be my teach & hopeful all rest will be fine !! Sorry to be long but that is that .. not sure if this gets posted as I am new & no one answered before!!


  2. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Missamy, I'm sorry you had to have your Ester put down. Did Dr Don say what was causing all the fluid? You are so lucky to have such a good vet...alot of us here dont have avian vets and rely on advice from others in this forum. Let us know what the results are when it comes back from the university. Good luck!
  3. math ace

    math ace Crowing

    Dec 17, 2009
    Jacksonville, FL
    Amy, that is an incredible story.

    I want a vet like that!

    Update us when you get the results back . . .
  4. ms.cluckling

    ms.cluckling Songster

    Dec 20, 2010
    Los Angeles, CA
    so sorry, and...
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    So sorry about Ester, that vet is one in a trillion - what a wonderful man. Did he say what causes a fluid buildup like that? Poor Ester - you did everything you could for her.

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