Buff Orpington breathing oddly

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by carolinewatts4, Feb 7, 2014.

  1. carolinewatts4

    carolinewatts4 Out Of The Brooder

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    Whenever I pick up my buff Orpington she breathes very heavy. No panting it's just that the breathing is audible and my other chickens don't do that. It's every time up pick her up. I'm not holding her tight or anything. Help?
     
  2. chicknmania

    chicknmania Overrun With Chickens

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    She's sick. Put her in a pen where she can have warmth, low light, protection from the others, preferably where she can see and hear them. Make sure she's eating and drinking well. She ideally needs an antibiotic, Tylan or something similar. Look to see what your feed store has. She could have one of many respiratory ailments that affect chickens. www.firststatevetsupply.com has a lot of chicken meds and advice, too.
     
  3. bluefrog87

    bluefrog87 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She probably has a Respiratory Infection.

    Isolate, Add small amount of Apple cider vinegar to water if not already in water( between one tsp and 2 Tbsp in a gallon of water). Make sure eating and drinking well. Antibiotics would help if you can obtain.
     
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  4. carolinewatts4

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    So this is like an early stage? Because she acts normally
     
  5. carolinewatts4

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    Ok so if I get tylan, it's an injectable. Where should I inject it safley
     
  6. TTracy

    TTracy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Other than her breathing, does she have any other symptoms?
     
  7. TTracy

    TTracy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    From re-reading your post I take it, its only when your holding her that she breathes loudly?
     
  8. carolinewatts4

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    I should probably listen to her on the ground, however she is the only one who makes that sound. I hold all of my chickens the same way.
     
  9. bluefrog87

    bluefrog87 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes but it could just be early. Like the guy that gets that slight cough and then a few days later it becomes full blown. But wheezing /other noises is definitely a sign of a respiratory problem. Can't tell you if it's fungal bacterial or viral tho. Viral you can't do anything. Fungal is horrible and much worse than bacterial but less common then Bacterial and fungal treated with a antifungal. Bacterial is the more common and treated with antibiotic.


    http://www.ehow.com/list_6675258_chicken-respiratory-diseases.html

    Probably



    I wouldn't mess with the injections if you never done it before... (I know this is counter-intuitive but you don't want to miss. They have very small target areas for the injection and you definitely have to be careful of the depth. So not unless you absolutely have to). I would use the water soluble. Chickens are 1 for all, All for one creatures. They love passing around every disease like it's chocolate cake. So medicating all their water would treat all and possibly in the early stages
     
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    How would I treat the water
     

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