Originally Posted by YourCuteChicken
Does anyone know how to stop a chicken from gurgling without medicine? I don't wanna use any money ($$$) My chicken Brownie has been with me for a year. At first i though she was going broody but know i am not so sure. I don't want her to be sick but i think she is.
If she is sick with a respiratory disease and is gurgling or wheezing there is a high chance of pneumonia setting in, just from all the junk in her respiratory tract. This is why birds need antibiotic's for respiratory diseases whether they are viral or bacterial, both can result in secondary bacterial infections and pneumonia. Even if a bird survives the disease it's most often these complications that kill them.
A sick bird will wheeze, rattle or gurgle every time it breaths. You may also hear sneezing and coughing, there may be runny nose or eyes as well, sometimes facial swelling.