Chicken is sneezing, has raspy breathing. No other symptoms though.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Feelin' Peckish, Sep 30, 2011.

  1. Feelin' Peckish

    Feelin' Peckish New Egg

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    Hey guys I'm new around here, and I hate to be that guy (someone who doesn't know what the heck they're doing lol) but a few weeks ago I noticed one of our chickens had a gravely sort of raspy breathing and was sneezing quite a bit. NO runny nose or swelling though, and her appetite is fine - in fact she is the biggest eater of the flock. Doesn't seem that sick and is quite a happy hen. Still lays eggs dependably. but like I said, she's been like this for a few weeks.

    We decided to quarantine her for now in case it's a respiratory disease.


    Appreciate the time folks.
     
  2. foxypoproxy

    foxypoproxy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It sounds like she may have some respiratory infection going on.
    It could be a number of things but if you suspect a respiratory infection, then you can use a medicine called Tylan and see if she gets better.
    Rasping or gurgling + sneezing in chickens is normally not a "healthy" sign.
    You may also want to check it for worms just in case its something like gapeworm (not that common though).
     
  3. Feelin' Peckish

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    Thanks for the input, appreciate it. I'll try giving her the medicine and hope for the best.
     
  4. CrestedGirl

    CrestedGirl Polish Obsessed

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    Quote:Ditto
     
  5. tail_feather

    tail_feather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have one doing exactly the same thing and I just treated her for Gapeworms today with Safeguard paste. An equine wormer I purchased at TSC (Tractor Supply Company). I researched and researched on this site and I am 99% positive that is what mine has. Good Luck! [​IMG]
     
  6. Feelin' Peckish

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    Quote:Thanks, will check it out. Really appreciate the help.
     

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