Chicken Problem

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by <3PEACEEEGRRL<3, Dec 5, 2010.


    <3PEACEEEGRRL<3 New Egg

    Dec 5, 2010
    Hello Everyone,

    Well this is my first question. My free ranged Buff Orpingoton hen (9 months old) has been acting very strange. Earlier today I went to feed the chickens their corn scratch, when I noticed she was making this weird wheezing, horn like sound. I kept an eye on her to see if she would stop, which she didn't. So, I caught her to take a look and see if anything was wrong. She seemed fine, but she had a tiny cut on her comb that was bleeding..... Could this have anything to do with the weird horn like sound? Here is a link to a different chicken making the same sound :

    Anyway, I brought her in the house in a dog kennel, and gave her some feed and water, which she ate and drank normally. She is doing fine now, but will do the wheezing/horn sound now and then. Any ideas of what it could be?

  2. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

    Aug 3, 2009
    Definitely sounds like respiratory distress. I doubt that the cut on her comb is related.
    I wish I had more information for you and could tell you what to give her, but I've not had this type of issue before.

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