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    Respiratory infection or something else??

    Last night (about 9 pm) when locking up my birds I noticed one Hen (golden comet) was laboring to breathe and had a little bit of a rattle. She had no discharge from her eyes or nose, no swelling anywhere, her wattles and combs looked nice and red. She coughed one good time and the rattle...
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    Chicken attacked 3 days ago is now yawning, is this normal?!

    Well i used the saline because it's isotonic and wouldn't cause the cells of the underlying tissues to swell and macerate, which would have delayed healing. It doesn't sting humans so i figured it wouldn't sting my hen. Betadine on open wounds is absorbed and ca. Have cytotoxic effects. I'd use...
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    Chicken attacked 3 days ago is now yawning, is this normal?!

    This is her, now non-existent, eye... Some feathers were torn from her chest but there were no wounds there. Just the one under her wing and a few superficial scratches here and there. I want to say this was a raccoon attack but i truly don't know for sure.
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    Chicken attacked 3 days ago is now yawning, is this normal?!

    This is the wound prior to spraying blue cote.
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    Chicken attacked 3 days ago is now yawning, is this normal?!

    Getaclue, i just went back and read your first response and saw that you did recommend tylan50... My bad, i must have been frazzled and not paying enough attention... I'll be picking some up asap when i get off work. I will try to get a video of her "yawning" and of her wounds now (5 days...
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    Chicken attacked 3 days ago is now yawning, is this normal?!

    Yeah i definitely want to get something for her to protect against infection or treat her possibly already existing condition. Will the VetRx help or should i get something stronger? VetRx technically isn't a medication
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    Chicken attacked 3 days ago is now yawning, is this normal?!

    Also, chick grit is all i have at the moment so is that safe to give her or should i hold off until i can get grit for standard sized birds? I do have oyster shell to give her but i dont know if that has the same effect. The pieces just seem so big
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    Chicken attacked 3 days ago is now yawning, is this normal?!

    So the yawning thing started again tonight.... Still can't feel a crop... I don't think she's eating too much because now that she's missing an eye, it's hard for her to see where the food is i think. I got some vetRx for her but I'm not even sure what's wrong with her to know if that will help...
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    Chicken attacked 3 days ago is now yawning, is this normal?!

    Crop feels empty... In fact I can't feel a crop at all... Is that normal?? Is it just really, really empty?? The "yawning" has stopped... She seems fine, other than the injuries from the attack. I plan to continue with her high protein, soft food diet. Should i add chick grit?
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    Chicken attacked 3 days ago is now yawning, is this normal?!

    My red star was found laying in the grass at 3 am, 3 days ago, missing an eye and with a pretty bad gash under her wing. She's about 2-3 years old and is doing okay: eating, drinking, pooping, even laying eggs. Just tonight I noticed she appeared to be yawning every 10 seconds or so. I know...
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    Hey y'all!

    Hi everyone! I'm Rachel from Greene County NY. I got into chickens by chance one day when a friend called and asked if I wanted a rooster from a barn near her house. She said they were trying to starve him out and didn't want him anymore. Of course I said yes... I'm a sucker for a critter in...
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