I'd really hope I'd never be posting here again. Guess I was wrong I just put my hens to bed tonight, and one of them is having what appears to be breathing and swallowing trouble. Her age is about 3 years, and she's a Buff Orpington. She had no symptoms prior to this point. This morning she had a little gasping, but later on in the day it got worse, and now she stretches out her neck every few seconds when she takes a breath. I hear a heaving noise (like her breath is obstructed . . .?). She's eating. Not sure about drinking but it's night time when they usually don't drink. Now she's started coughing, too. I see no discharge. I tried messaging her throat and crop gently for a few minutes. Didn't seem to help much. Since she can still eat I'm guessing it's a problem with her trachea but I honestly don't know! Any advice or experience would be appreciated! I love this hen to bits and I'm scared she won't make it through the night!