respiratory

  1. E

    Respiratory illness or gapeworm? Unsure which or how to treat! Help!

    I have four chooks. Three of them grew up together and are 12 weeks old. The other is 2 years old. They are all around each other and live together now. One of the 12 week olds Inari was making some weird noises when cuddling for about a week now. Since she is eating, drinking, and acting...
  2. NatalieP

    Chicken wheezing non stop, respiratory, worms, or something else?

    On Thursday we mowed the lawn and threw a lot of dust in the air since there isnt any grass right next to the coop. Friday after work I noticed my 5 month old chicken wheezing almost like an accordion and occasionally barks (see video). We also had a slight increase in temperature after several...
  3. Arbutus Peregrine

    Wildfires and smoke — hazardous air quality — Herbs for respiratory health?

    We are experiencing the worst air quality in the world today here in Portland, Oregon due to wildfires ... not something to brag about. My chickens are hanging in there and I’ve given them loads of extra trreats...but I’m wondering if there’s more I can do? Thinking about soaking herbs for...
  4. K

    possible mycoplasma in 4 week old silkie taking Baytril

    Hello, I'm a first time chick mom, 3 weeks ago I got 9 1-week old chicks (7 of them from one pair of parents and 2 of them from another, from the same breeder, no MG free certifications here in a small city in mexico) they had been all raised together for at least 4 weeks, and were all...
  5. W

    Coryza or MG? Need advice, large flock

    I recently brought home 3 7ish week hens. I quarantined for 1 week (realizing that wasn’t enough). They were then moved to the farm side with my 35+ Free ranging flock but isolated in a smaller coop. The oldest chick is now showing respiratory symptoms. She is a Black Copper Maran. One eye is...
  6. Squeak61

    Swollen bubbly eye/face

    My chicken has an extremely swollen face and a bubbly eye, but only on one side of her face. She’s not sneezing, acting oddly, or breathing weirdly, but she is frequently shaking her head. Please help, I don’t know what I can do for her. I called my vet, but she has not gotten back to me yet...
  7. M

    Gapeworm or respiratory????

    I’m not sure if I should treat for gape or respiratory issues??? She just started doing this this monring. I got her from someone about 6 months ago and she’s always been raspy sounding but I never really worried about it becuase there were no other symptoms. No discharge from the eyes or nasal...
  8. S

    Chicken wheezing

    One of our cockerels is wheezing, and his crop is hard. We're thinking he's probably swallowed something that's obstructing his airway. He occasionally looks like he's going to throw something up. He seems to have a reduced appetite as well, and he keeps scratching his face with his foot as if...
  9. OneRedHenKevin

    Gasping sound in pullet! Gapeworm or respiratory issue!?

    Hey ya’ll this morning we woke up to one of our pullets making a gasping wheezing sound with her mouth sort of open (though she has always had a sort of open beak). she ocassionally shakes her head, not sure if it’s a sneeze or just a head shake with sound. She does not appear to have any...
  10. C

    Possible Mycoplasma in flock?

    A few weeks ago I noticed my 8 week old (roughly) Silkie chick had a swollen eye. Thought it might be a pecking injury. Then I noticed one of my road island red chicks, around the same age, started sneezing. Couple of days later I noticed bubbles in the silkies eye. I have been treating her with...
  11. B

    Chicks upper respiratory illness oxytetracycline dosage?

    I have 2 batches of chicks with sneezing, wheezing symptoms. Came vaccinated and fed medicated feed. My best guess upper respiratory infection. Been cold and wet here. Got oxytetracycline calf scour boluses as can’t get any other antibiotics w/out vet visit. Read here to dose at 800 mg/gallon...
  12. Thebantyhenhomestead

    Help sick young rooster! Antibiotics arnt helping!

    Hello! I have a 4-5ish month old small rooster that started sneezing and sounding gurgly, so I have been giving one 250mg Fish Mox in water (large cup amount) everyday for 4 days now and I haven’t noticed any improvements. I’ve also applied vet rx. He has very soft stool with a lot of liquid...
  13. R

    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...
  14. kitchenwdinah

    Respiratory Infection (Duck)

    Our duck Boston has been having respiratory issues since November. In November she developed a high pitched cough. It was rare so we thought nothing of it. In January she was open mouth breathing. We took her to ER, she was treated with antibiotics, antifungals, and dewormer. She got so bad she...
  15. L

    can I give my chicken human amoxicillin?

    My buff Orpington is 7 months old, she became sick a few days ago. One of her eyes was swollen and had bubbles in it. But we have started treating her with Neosporin and saline twice a day. But now it seems like she is unable to breathe very well. She raises her head and takes a long breathe...
  16. S

    What is wrong with his eye???

    Hello, My young rooster here is about a year old. Got off work and went to see him, i was wearing a head lamp and i noticed one of his eye were white when the light shined at him. Anybody know what this is? Cataract? Background: Yesterday when i was in the backyard i heard a faint crow. I...
  17. E

    Silkies sneezing - help!

    Hi everyone, I am hoping for some Advice. My 4 silkes are 15 weeks old and this is my first time raising chickens so there’s a lot of trial and error happening lol. So, we went out of town for Thanksgiving, and of course the night we left it rained for the first time since they’ve been outside...
  18. ashgrovechicks

    Gapeworm treated with Moxidectin Plus

    Hi all, we have a sick girl at the moment who we believe has gapeworm. She has been wheezy in her breathing and croaky in her voice. She has been mostly breathing normally (not opening her beak) but she has just spat up some mucus which we believe had red worms in it indicating gapeworm. We...
  19. jessdaiger

    Possible Respiratory Issue?

    Hello, I purchased a 3-month-old black brama and since we got her a month ago she has had squinty eyes, a little bit of a runny nose and is a bit lethargic. They said it could be Coccoidis so we have treated her with Corid in their water two rounds and still she is not better. Her tail is...
  20. Kimmyh51

    Respiratory symptoms video attached anyone had ducklings/chicks like this?

    Video (please ensure sound is up) Sorry you can’t see much,it would have disturbed them to shine a torch on them to light up the ducklings more (my lights are on inside but their container is in shadows) but to be isnt there isn’t much to see, it’s what you can hear. The duckling is in the...
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