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Hi!  Farmgail here.  I have a very small flock of 11 Light Brahmas on a tiny non profit farm in southern Vt.. I use the hens as teachers for clients who have emotional and behavioral issues.  The chickens are friendly, easy to clicker train and have the softest feathers.

We are now beginning to assemble an agility course for them.  We have three weave poles up and are working on a ramp to a flat surface and then a down ramp on the other side of the table top. ( flat surface) Next step: cut the bottom out of a garbage can to use as a tunnel.  Much fun to be had.

 

One of my girls is wheezing and am quite concerned.  Have read several suggestions one being to examine the roof of the mouth to see if anything is clogging nostrils.  My girl does not want me to do this so she struggles a bit.  How can I accomplish this safely ?  How do I hold her, keep her mouth open while being gentle so I will not hurt her??  ( no discharge, eating. drinking, seems healthy except for the wheezing )

 

Thanks in advance for you help with this.

 

 

fg

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Hi farmgail and :welcome - glad that you have joined us. The wheezing could be caused by a number of things. I'd suggest that you post your question on the ER forum - http://www.backyardchickens.com/f/10/emergencies-diseases-injuries-and-cures.

 

I hope that the experts there will be able to advise further.

 

Good luck

CT

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Wow exciting project  Farmgail !  I have seen a chicken do a agility run ( walk) I believe on youtube years ago., and I have read of folks clicker training their chickens. What  a great idea to draw in your clients.  More chicken power to you  :thumbsup

 

I hope your hen  will improve.   Do you have someone who would  hold her while you try to check her throat?  Sometimes it helps to wrap the bird in a towel with just the head sticking out, so they don't thrash around.

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:welcome  glad you have joined us.

 

 

Hope there's nothing seriously wrong with the wheezing gal.

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Attention:  loads of contests to enter, pick your favorites and join the fun: post #1

 

 

Raising Hens in Georgia!  Limited experience, but a lot of opinions.  

Reintegrating a Recovered Hen to a Small Flock:

Don't be Chicken, Even a Cat Can Bake a Gingerbread House

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