WE HAVE OUR FIRST SICK CHICKEN! She is all puffed up and has her eyes closed (most of the time) and is breathing strangely (almost like she is catching her breath). We have her in a box in the house to stay warm separated from the others and wondering if anyone has any advice...Yesterday she seemed fine. Our chickens have the run of the property and get to explore the area. We do not think anything is blocking her airway but she is refusing to take any water we give her by syringe. This happened sometime between yesterday and today. She is showing signs of molting for the first time but there doesn't seem to be any problems around the bum area. She is a year old now.
IF YOU KNOW WHAT IS WRONG, PLEASE LET US KNOW. In the meantime, I am doing research as well. Thanks in advance!