Hi, On 10/22, one of our 7-month old Speckled Sussex hens was let out of the coop and made a normal clucking noise. Then, the next noise was "voiceless." I looked up her symptoms and thought she had laryngitis.
10/23 she started thrusting her neck up, and was still voiceless. She was still laying. (Perhaps unrelated, another hen laid a water-balloon type egg (very soft)).
10/24 she began wheezing, a bit. She may have stopped laying (she or another hen stopped--can't tell). I looked up her symptoms, thinking she could have gape worm.
10/25 (today), she is voiceless, thrusting her neck up and is wheezing a lot. She is eating and drinking and running with her flock like normal (though they can hide things). We looked in her throat -- all normal - and felt her crop - seemingly normal as well.
I have read and read and read the threads and just have no idea what is going on. My gut is telling me this is respiratory simply because I didn't find anything else. So, I'm thinking to treat her (and her flock) with an antibiotic. It's not what I want (organic girls), but it may save the girls if she has something serious. I've read about "broad spectrum antibiotics." What is a good product, if you all agree that this is the path to take.
Any advice is welcome advice! Thank you in advance!