2yo hen gasping for breath no other symptoms

HomeGardenGirl

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2yo hen visibly gasping and labored breathing and making a very loud 'bgawk' sound frequently as she breathes. No bubbles, discharge, sneezing, liquid anything else respiratory related apparent. Appeared healthy yesterday.
 

Aapomp831

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2yo hen visibly gasping and labored breathing and making a very loud 'bgawk' sound frequently as she breathes. No bubbles, discharge, sneezing, liquid anything else respiratory related apparent. Appeared healthy yesterday.
Can you upload a video?
Have you checked to see if there is something lodged in her throat?
 

Eggcessive

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Is she struggling or is she able to walk around, eat and drink? Sometimes they can get a small piece of food in the airway, and it causes a sound called stridor. But if she is struggling to breathe, I would look into her beak and throat for any obstruction or any yellow gunk. Is her lower belly enlarged? This is what stridor sounds like:

 

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