In the Brooder
- Oct 6, 2011
Hi all I know there are tons of post here about wheezing chickens but I'm kinda at a loss right now what to do. We have an Easter egger who is 2 years old. I noticed last week she was wheezing a lot and having a very hard time breathing. She would stretch her neck and open her mouth to get air. I quickly ran to the feed store to get antibiotics for the water guessing she has a respiratory problem. Tried that but the next day she seemed worse. Called a Vet (who treats horses but very knowledgeable about chickens) and she told me to come get an antibiotic shot. I did that and I'm sorry I don't know what kind of antibiotic it was. She seemed to get slightly better the next day. Back to running around eating, drinking and laying. I continued with the antibiotic in the water for 7 more days. Now she is wheezing again. She is still running around normally eating and drinking but I'm kinda at a loss of what to do for her. Should I continue the antibiotic water? Doesn't seem to be making a difference and we want to be abel to eat our eggs. Or should I just let this run its corse and see what happens. I was thinking of starting a dewormer to rule that out. I do feel so bad for her. I don't want her to suffer. Any suggestions??