Bark like cough??

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by CatMack, Jul 8, 2016.

  1. CatMack

    CatMack Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 31, 2015
    My lavender Americana(about 1.5 years old) has a weird barking like cough that started about 2 days ago. Sounds a bit like a dog and or frog.Occasionally she looks like she is gagging afterwards. She seems otherwise healthy. Eating, drinking, normal looking BM.Still laying eggs on a regular basis. Could this be some sort of respiratory issue or something caught in her throat? Worried as I don't want other chickens with her to become sick if she has a disease or infection.....
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    It sounds as if either she has or had something caught in her throat. She may have coughed it up or swallowed it and is now dealing with the irritation causing the hoarse coughing. From your description it does not sound like an infectious entity.

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