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I have a good size Black Austrolorp  that doesnt seemd to be breathing right.  He is always breathing hard and when I let him out to play he starts breathing really hard without doing anything except walking around. 

What should I do?? Are there any Medications that I can give him that would help?

My name is Josh.  I have some GLW, Columbian Wyandottes, and Black                     Austrolorps.  I'm pretty much obsessed with my birdies.
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My name is Josh.  I have some GLW, Columbian Wyandottes, and Black                     Austrolorps.  I'm pretty much obsessed with my birdies.
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Hi, welcome to BYC, and sorry you're having problems. Please read the following BYC post, and have answers for all the questions posted. There are some real pros who can help you here, but they'll need all the info in the link. I don't know much about illnesses, but I do know how to find info! I hope someone will be along soon to give you a hand. Good luck!


http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=3569


Oops, forgot the link!


Edited by ranchhand - 1/26/09 at 2:24pm

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Don't get all your exercise leaping to conclusions!

Poultry- they may be your pets, they may be your hobby, they may be your livestock. But remember, if you fall down in the pen, unconscious? They WILL eat you.
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Okay thank you I'll check that out

My name is Josh.  I have some GLW, Columbian Wyandottes, and Black                     Austrolorps.  I'm pretty much obsessed with my birdies.
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My name is Josh.  I have some GLW, Columbian Wyandottes, and Black                     Austrolorps.  I'm pretty much obsessed with my birdies.
                                chicken_rancher@operamail.com
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when did this start? does he have any other symptoms... running nose, hacking, not eating, runny poo?

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He has been like this for a while now I'm not real sure.  He might have even been like it since he was a baby.  I dont know what his deal is he is one of my prettiest birds.  There are no other symptoms that I have seen.

My name is Josh.  I have some GLW, Columbian Wyandottes, and Black                     Austrolorps.  I'm pretty much obsessed with my birdies.
                                chicken_rancher@operamail.com
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My name is Josh.  I have some GLW, Columbian Wyandottes, and Black                     Austrolorps.  I'm pretty much obsessed with my birdies.
                                chicken_rancher@operamail.com
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i'm no chicken expert, but did he experience some kind of trauma? i once had a chicken accidently pinned between the roost and a treebranch, and ever since then, she sounds as if she's weezing, and breathes heavier when she's doing alot of activity about the yard..

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No I cant think of anything that could have happened to him!  I just hope he will be ok

My name is Josh.  I have some GLW, Columbian Wyandottes, and Black                     Austrolorps.  I'm pretty much obsessed with my birdies.
                                chicken_rancher@operamail.com
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My name is Josh.  I have some GLW, Columbian Wyandottes, and Black                     Austrolorps.  I'm pretty much obsessed with my birdies.
                                chicken_rancher@operamail.com
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post #8 of 11

is he wheezing?

does he have a big crop?

how is his comb?
pale?  blue-ish?  normal?

what do you use for bedding?
check for any signs of mold or mildew..
where does he roost? is he in a draft?  near the floor?
any ammonia smell in the coop?

http://www.shagbarkbantams.com/page11.htm


Edited by sammi - 1/26/09 at 10:29pm
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post #9 of 11
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His crop is full.  I dont really know if you would call it weezing (I dont think I would) but he starts breething harder when he gets excited or something. 

No drafts anywhere and there is brand new bedding.
I havent noticed it very much for a while now so it might have been some type of cold or something.

My name is Josh.  I have some GLW, Columbian Wyandottes, and Black                     Austrolorps.  I'm pretty much obsessed with my birdies.
                                chicken_rancher@operamail.com
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My name is Josh.  I have some GLW, Columbian Wyandottes, and Black                     Austrolorps.  I'm pretty much obsessed with my birdies.
                                chicken_rancher@operamail.com
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post #10 of 11

It's possible he has a heart defect of some sort, making him short of breath, but hard to say. Does his comb turn purple on occasion, a really off color?

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