Ok, I have lost so many chickens to predators lately, and Butters is my last laying hen. Her BFF was killed about a month ago and she's been hanging out with my flock of 4 chicks. Last night in an attempt to get the babies into the coop which she completely freaks out about I shut the coop so no one would go in, and left the shed open where the babies stay right now. After dark I moved the babies into the coop but couldn't find Butters. I have no idea where she slept but she was out and about this morning. I noticed she her posture looked funny...kinda like she was holding her wings a little off her body....or something...it just looked weird. This evening she was gasping with a kinda rattley wheezing sound. She wouldn't let me check her out. But she is eating and drinking fine. Her comb is nice and red. She is moving around fine.
Oh and a week and a half ago I gave them some Wazine and all were fine..but she stopped laying for 2 days and then resumed...but hasn't laid an egg in 2 days again.
Please help! And I desperately hope no injections since my last one died as soon as I injected her.