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My chicken has water belly, what should I do? Do I need to

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My chicken has water belly, what should I do? Do I need to euthanize her? How can I make her comfortable?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Bird Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

Donna, I regret that the finding of ascites ("water belly") is always a serious finding and invariably leads to culling of the chicken. Here's a synopsis of this symptom for you. Please review it and return to our conversation with further questions or concerns if you wish.

http://www.hobbyfarms.com/livestock-and-pets/6-causes-of-chicken-swollen-abdomen.aspx

Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.
Hi,
I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?
Dr. Michael Salkin