Chicken Breathing Hard

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by threelittlepigs, Jan 25, 2015.

  1. threelittlepigs

    threelittlepigs Out Of The Brooder

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    I adopted a chicken from a shelter, got her home and noticed she is breathing very hard. Her abdomen is swollen, liquidy and squishy. She is not pooping. I have given her Monistat for any sour crop, cottage cheese, and lubricated her vent with olive oil. She is sitting on a heating pad now. Does this sound like an egg bound chicken, or. Respiratory issue???
     
  2. threelittlepigs

    threelittlepigs Out Of The Brooder

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    OMG what is that!!!! Hard and bumpy. [​IMG]
     
  3. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    It looks like it could be a lash egg. She is probably an internal layer. She could also have ascites or water belly if her lower belly is swollen and squishy. A vet could xray her and tell for sure.
     

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