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by chickenfan
Tue Apr 09, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: barely conscious hen
Replies: 14
Views: 1147

Re: barely conscious hen

I'm no longer sure about the whole process of putting animals to sleep. Most people in poor countries (especially women) die with no medication and often in pain, but no-one ever asks to be shot (people often have guns for hunting) to be put out of their misery. Death is obviously extremely difficul...
by chickenfan
Sun Apr 07, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: barely conscious hen
Replies: 14
Views: 1147

Re: barely conscious hen

Thankyou all. Cathy looked very bright after her crop op last Monday and she was expected to recover, but must have had another problem lower down. I thought long and hard about the offer to have her shot, but as she is barely conscious and looks comfortable, she is dying naturally in my kitchen lik...
by chickenfan
Sun Apr 07, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: barely conscious hen
Replies: 14
Views: 1147

barely conscious hen

I have a hen that has had diarrohea and impacted crop and is now dying. I've seen a vet but we have not won the battle. Poor girl has been in a collapsed state since yesterday evening and is not eating or drinking. She is on painkillers and I thought I would let her die naturally but she has remaine...
by chickenfan
Fri Apr 05, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: impacted crop and smelly diarrhea
Replies: 6
Views: 782

Re: impacted crop and smelly diarrhea

Thank you Chris. She was a favourite hen so I took her for her crop to be treated. However she has continued to decline unfortunately. I'll try the worming as a last resort and thanks for this tip.
by chickenfan
Sun Mar 31, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: impacted crop and smelly diarrhea
Replies: 6
Views: 782

Re: impacted crop and smelly diarrhea

Also given her a beaten egg as she is so thin, but her crop is probably too impacted somewhere for it to go through.
by chickenfan
Sun Mar 31, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: impacted crop and smelly diarrhea
Replies: 6
Views: 782

Re: impacted crop and smelly diarrhea

Thanks Chris for your reply. The crop hasn't emptied overnight. Its still got a lot of fluid and is soft with some gritty bits so I've emptied some of this out and put some oregano in the water, although this may counteract the pro-biotics.
by chickenfan
Sat Mar 30, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: impacted crop and smelly diarrhea
Replies: 6
Views: 782

Re: impacted crop and smelly diarrhea

She seems to have sour crop as it has now all filled with liquid and I think she is dehydrated.
by chickenfan
Sat Mar 30, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: impacted crop and smelly diarrhea
Replies: 6
Views: 782

impacted crop and smelly diarrhea

I have just discovered one of my birds has an impacted crop and has lost a lot of weight. I am treating her for this with no food, grit, and water with Avipro Avian but just wonder if she might have coccidiosis as well if she is very smelly?
by chickenfan
Fri Dec 14, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: cockerel's comb gone floppy
Replies: 8
Views: 1526

Re: cockerel's comb gone floppy

Thank you all. He has gradually gone downhill and looks really miserable so sadly a friend is going to dispatch him today - unless anyone has further suggestions
by chickenfan
Tue Dec 11, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: cockerel's comb gone floppy
Replies: 8
Views: 1526

Re: cockerel's comb gone floppy

Thanks very much for your advice and encouragement Chris. I'll try vaseline. He is not moulting and is not himself- very quiet and his eyes are pale. Its been terribly windy lately and some of the birds have had respiratory problems so it may be related to this, or perhaps he's anaemic for some reas...

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