What to feed hen with gout?

sarahbobo

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Tonight Fleur didn't want to come inside - she was enjoying eating shavings, of all things....I decided to let her do it since it seemed to make her happy - and when I finally grabbed her to take her inside, her toes were red. I felt them and they were cold, not ice cold, but still quite cold. I have her in my room with the space heater running, I want her to warm up before we put her through treatments....
 

sarahbobo

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Nov 12, 2021
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Just finished with her nighttime treatments. We tried to drain her abscess more, but only blood came out, which I suppose is good. But I feel terrible for having stabbed her more. Here are the pictures of her feet tonight - the abscess is before we tried to drain it. We didn't get to her treatment until after dark, so she was exhausted, and wanted to go to sleep as soon as I got her to her sleeping space.
 

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sarahbobo

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Nov 12, 2021
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She's gone. Today she was weak, falling asleep, vomiting any time she tipped her head down, having more diarrhea, and unable to even eat birdseed or tomatoes. Her vet euthanized her.

Thank you so much everyone for all your help. I appreciate it greatly. My sweet, strong Fleur....may she find peace.
 

sarahbobo

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Nov 12, 2021
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So sorry for your loss. Did the vet think that she had anything else besides the gout?
Thank you. Not anything that killed her, no. Just the bumblefoot and scaly leg mites. I'm not sure why the vomiting was happening...maybe because she was drinking so much. Her crop was rather balloon-like from it. I massaged it, but any time it began to empty she drank more.
 

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Thank you. Not anything that killed her, no. Just the bumblefoot and scaly leg mites. I'm not sure why the vomiting was happening...maybe because she was drinking so much. Her crop was rather balloon-like from it. I massaged it, but any time it began to empty she drank more.
Sorry for your loss.
Next time do not massage a crop that is full of liquid.
You can push liquid out of the crop and down into their lungs by doing this.
 

sarahbobo

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I'm worried about the rest of my girls getting gout as well, from eating layer feed year round. They're all 7 years old, so starting to slow down with egg production, most likely. (I don't keep count...I really should.) Do you think the Dumor 17% all flock feed is a good choice for their new feed?
 

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