Is there any hope for my hen? She is a 7 month old Buff. Last week, I noticed a slight rattle in her breathing and she was shaking her head every once in a while. Today, the rattle is very prominent. She is open mouth breathing and very lethargic. I have seen her pick at food, but not swallow anything. I have not checked her poop because she is free range and I haven't been able to track it down. I have been dousing her head with VetRX and feeding her some droppers of it mixed with water. I lost my bantam to this same disease last month. I just want to know if it is a lost cause so I can put her out of her misery, or if there is a chance she will come through. Has anyone had a hen that survived??? I have little faith that my best efforts will make a difference. I live in AZ and we are having the mildest winter ever with no rain or moisture, if that matters.
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