Egg peritonitis

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Egg peritonitis

Post by Lily » 11 Feb 2015, 20:40

Has anyone's hens survived this condition please?
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Re: Egg peritonitis

Post by Miss Chooks » 12 Feb 2015, 12:04

Sorry Lily I have no idea but I hate it when people read other peoples plights and no-one answers. I'm sure someone will come along and give you the advise. If this requires an urgent answer I would ring a vet, if not then perhaps google or go on FB there are lots of Poultry Pages on there.

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Re: Egg peritonitis

Post by kated » 12 Feb 2015, 13:25

If you google it, some have brought them round with antibiotics.

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Re: Egg peritonitis

Post by drfish » 12 Feb 2015, 14:22

The prognosis is bleak mostly, but it has been done before. Most experienced keepers will 'do the deed' anyway though because it's rarely worth the hassle, and often just prolongs the inevitable.
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Re: Egg peritonitis

Post by jillychick » 12 Feb 2015, 18:56

I can't really imagine an hen being as it was before the peritonitis. The damage to the insides must be huge after an infection like that. The scar tissue even after healing must stop any further egg laying? The chances of further infection must be quite high? Just my thoughts on the subject but if it was me and mine I would cull after diagnosis to save the misery.
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Re: Egg peritonitis

Post by ladyplumber » 13 Feb 2015, 00:52

I had a BlackRock survive it last year - sadly though, she was killed by a fox a couple of weeks after recovery :(
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Re: Egg peritonitis

Post by Lily » 13 Feb 2015, 11:42

Thanks folks, she has sour crop now as well. When things go wrong they go very wrong. :(
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Re: Egg peritonitis

Post by jillychick » 13 Feb 2015, 13:59

hope it all works out lilyx
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Re: Egg peritonitis

Post by drfish » 16 Feb 2015, 14:59

Possibly a side effect of doing battle with the infection, knocking her natural defenses out of kilter, causing the flourish of gut bacteria. At least that's generally easily treated.
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Re: Egg peritonitis

Post by Lily » 16 Feb 2015, 15:37

Sour crop seems to be under control. I really don't understand how she has this as she hasn't laid for 2 years. She laid a lash and that was the end of her egg laying days...or so I thought. She been fine then I had 3 new girls after my Cockerel max died. I thought she was lonely.
I wonder if eating some layer pellets started her off? She's just been on poultry corn for ages. Could that have started off her laying again?
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Re: Egg peritonitis

Post by jillychick » 16 Feb 2015, 20:35

I'm no expert but in my understanding hens hatch with the "said" number of eggs already contained in the overy. When that expires that's it finished egg laying stops. I would assume the lash was an indication of the laying process coming to an end? So maybe it's not egg peritonitis? But some other nasty infection? But as I said I'm no expert.
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Re: Egg peritonitis

Post by laffinfowl » 16 Feb 2015, 23:55

Ascites can have similar symptoms,just a thought.

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Re: Egg peritonitis

Post by drfish » 17 Feb 2015, 17:18

Might be worth a trip to the vets for a broad spectrum anti-b. Depends how much she means to you I guess. But if she's past her laying days anyway, then yeah, I'd agree it's unlikely to be egg peritonitis, and as laffinfowl has suggested, something possibly more terminal, cancer related maybe.
Giving power to politicians is like giving whiskey and car keys to a teenage boy - P. J. O'Rourke (thanks Jessie)

It's amazing that people can believe everything is predestined but they still look both ways when crossing the road - Stephen Hawking

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And a lot of Ibuprofen.

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