I have been reading and reading to try and figure out what is wrong with my hen. She has a gurgling sound in her throat and then she makes this really sharp crow. She is still laying and eating but she's not quite as happy as she usually was. I have a video of her. If someone could help I'd be so relieved. In the video she makes the crowing sound and then after two crows you can hear that gurgle. Symptoms sound like respiratory infection or worms, but don't know which. Thanks
Sick Chicken - can someone help?
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After looking at the video again this morning, I may well be wrong in my assessment. It does look like a hen crowing, but some of the sounds and movements don't really fit. I have never seen this. Good luck.
I agree with you. At first it looks like crowing, but then it looks like throat or tracheal irritation. Infectious laryngotracheitis or ILT causes so-called "pump handle respirations," but if there is no bloody mucus, I would suspect another disease or gapeworm. Here is a link about ILT and another about the common respiratory and other diseases:
Edited by Eggcessive - 10/22/15 at 10:07am