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Cawing gasping hen..

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by cera7365, Jun 26, 2010.

  1. cera7365

    cera7365 Hatching

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    We need some help please. We have a 9 month old hen that is exibiting a strange behavior. She is making a caw like sound every few minutes or so. After she makes to sound she looks like she is gasping or yawning. Other behaviors seem normal. We had a hen die not to long ago. She didn't make the sound but she did breath / gasp like this one. The hen that died was clearly sick and had different symptoms, only the breathing similar. Any suggestions?????
     

  2. jjthink

    jjthink Crowing

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    Very sorry to hear this. Poor hen [​IMG]
    Please try to post everything you can that could help provide clues. Look at the 'sticky' in the Emergencies section and answer the questions there. In fact, post there as a breathing problem is an emergency.
    Possible gapeworm but not sure from descrip.
    Keep her free of all other stressors right now. That is, not too cold, not too hot, no one pestering her, etc.
    JJ
     

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