Chicken voice

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by i love my chick, Feb 21, 2017.

  1. i love my chick

    i love my chick New Egg

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    I have a hen that is 14 months old. No prior issues. She started having a croup like voice today. Eating fine. No eye or mouth discharge. Drinking water. What should I do?
    What should I look for? Thank you for your help.
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Keep an eye on her. How is the coop ventilation? Dust or excessive heat, moisture or mold can affect the breathing or increase chances of a respiratory issue. Sneezing and snicking can be a little like croup sounds. Sneezing may be common with infectious bronchitis. Hoarseness is common in aspergillosis an infection from mold.
     
  3. i love my chick

    i love my chick New Egg

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    Thank you so much for your reply.
    I clean the house regularly but yesterday I opened all doors. scrubbed it to high heavens. The chicken is better this morning so I will keep watching.
     
  4. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Dust is a big problem in my coop--an old barn with a dirt floor. I need to do a big cleaning in spring. But it does have good air circulation at least. Here is a good list of common poultry diseases with symptoms and treatment recommendations.
    http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ps044
    The most common respiratory diseases to note are infectious bronchitis, mycoplasma (MG,) coryza, ILT, and the fungal disease from mold that is very common--aspergillosis>
     

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