13 Week Old Chicken Labored Breathing

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by WiseOwl5, Aug 14, 2016.

  1. WiseOwl5

    WiseOwl5 Out Of The Brooder

    Yesterday my 13 week old Colombian Rock chicken's breathing became labored. We usually free range our chickens under supervision every day because our run isn't finished yet. Is she choking on grass? We've had a few chickens do this kind of thing but they usually stop in a few days. However, that being said, this is worse. She is eating and not overly lethargic. What could be wrong with her?

    Here is a video of the behavior. Sorry my finger is it.
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    Edit: Oh poor thing. She acting much more lathargic now.
     
    Last edited: Aug 14, 2016
  2. GraceHomestead

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    It is telling me to sign in to view the video. I just posted a video of my rooster sounds like what he is doing :/
     
  3. WiseOwl5

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    Oh sorry, does it work now?
     
  4. WiseOwl5

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    Please help! I don't know if she is going to survive the night!
     
  5. GraceHomestead

    GraceHomestead Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes I was able to see the video. Here is my Rooster. He seems more labored then your hen and is gurgling :(
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    I am in the same boat not sure if he will make it.
    My friend just messaged me and told me to boil an egg and mix the crumbled egg with honey and water and syringe it to him. I am sire it can't hurt!!
     
  6. WiseOwl5

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    Thank you I will try that in the morning if she makes it. I'm sorry to see that your rooster is having trouble too. :(
     
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  7. Justagurllll

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    GraceHomestead - that sounds to me like some type of respiratory issue ... I would suggest starting him in an antibiotic in the morning ... Possibly giving him electrolytes as well
     
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  8. Justagurllll

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    I have two hens right now that are making the same noise but not as bad and I haven't put them on anything because they aren't showing any other worrisome symptoms but I have been watching them daily
     
  9. WiseOwl5

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    Well, I have to go to sleep. I'll keep you posted, I hope she survives the night.
     
  10. Justagurllll

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    If there aren't any other symptoms besides the raspy breathing I think you'll be alright! Chickens are a lot stronger then we think! :)
     

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