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.