- Sep 13, 2017
I've got a yr and 3 month old silkie hen. I only got her when she was a little over 6 months. She has brother whom has no issue. They were born mid October. They had a mite problem. She is not same size as the others. Her original owners just let their chickens breed for years. They even hatches eggs themselves. She may be an inbred. She has been trouble breathing since I got her. It's usually at night in nestingbox. She will gasp for hair while her head moves up and between her shoulder blades. Her tail slightly bobs. Her throat moves as she's breathing along with wheezing. During that day when you pick her up her breath easily leaves get body even when gentle. Its getting worse please help. They have no parasites I even looked through their fecal matter (I'm vet tech student) their were no parasite eggs. I'm really stumped.