We took our Chicken to the Vet

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Leos Poultry, May 24, 2016.

  1. Leos Poultry

    Leos Poultry New Egg

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    Hi All,

    Our hen was feeling lethargic for a few days. We kept her hydrated, and watched her. We initially though she may have been egg bound, with a soft shell or hard shell. WE bathed her a few times in warm water thinking this would expel what we thought was stuck, but no go. After we brought her in to dry off her feathers, still no improvement. I called our local Bird & Animal Hospital, and brought Tilly in. After the vet took a look at her, he determined that she was NOT egg bound but had a bad inner infection. Luckly we were able to give him a feces sample, which the results returned NO parasites. Thank goodness.

    The Vet prescribed her antibiotic pills. So, $132.00 later our girl is feeling so much better. Back out scratching, and eating bugs, and such a transformation from this lifeless bird we once had. Some people thought I was nuts taking a chicken to the vets office, however in my world, are pets are people too! Horse, Cat, Dog, Chicken who cares...she's a pet, we love her, and she loves us. Thought I would share. Thank you for all your posts you all have helped us out so many times! Best, Leo's Poultry Farm.
     
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join the flock! Nothing wrong in taking your chicken to the vet. Many do and I'm pleased to hear she is well again now. Thank you for sharing and enjoy BYC :frow
     
  3. chickenweirdo1

    chickenweirdo1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]Great to have another poultry lover!
     
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - glad to hear that your chicken is now doing fine.

    Best wishes
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  5. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us! I have had vets look at my sick birds too, they are worth it! I'm glad to hear your hen is doing so much better now.
     
  6. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    [​IMG] glad you have joined us.

    Hope she continues to do well. You are very lucky to have a local vet to help.
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Thank you for taking her to a vet. Glad you have a vet that knows about birds. Welcome to the Backyard chickens flock [​IMG]
     
  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     

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