Beak Breathing... Help

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chickenGRAFFITI, Dec 24, 2009.

  1. chickenGRAFFITI

    chickenGRAFFITI Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My 3 month old silkie sometimes does beak breathing / panting and extends its neck. He only does it in the evening / at night when he is in the indoor chicken room. His siblings are only 7 weeks old so I keep the room at around 75 degrees. I took him to a vet but the vet could not find anything wrong. He lives in a VERY sterile environment. I thought he might have gapeworm and I looked in his throat with a flashlight and did not see anything. Should I just go ahead and treat for it and if so is Ivermectin 1% the best thing to use? http://www.firststatevetsupply.com/store/product_info.php?cPath=23&products_id=192

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    info would be great....

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  2. emzee

    emzee Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. jenjscott

    jenjscott Mosquito Beach Poultry

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    They will do that sometimes if they eat too much. Then if they drink water and it expands, they look like they're having a hard time keeping it down. When he does this, is his crop very full?
     

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