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Chicken wheezing and exactly how to treat it.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Pecked2Death, Dec 24, 2012.

  1. Pecked2Death

    Pecked2Death In the Brooder

    Jun 6, 2012

    I did read the other posts, but they were old and i needed some more specific information.
    One of my chicken has started to wheeze. She is also pulling her neck forward looking like she is going to throw up.

    I am concerned that it it Gapeworm or Choke.

    If I am going to give antibiotics - like Panacur - is it orally or in the food or water. How do you treat the ground?
    Is there a natural method that will save my hen -
    if Gapewrms are int he ground, will I not be able to have free range organic hens for at least 3 years?

    Please help with baby step instructions.

    Stef 1 of 20 birds.

  2. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Most likely you're seeing the onset of a respiratory disease or possibly something stuck in her throat or crop. Gapeworms are rare in chickens and panacur is not an antibiotic, it is a wormer. You cant treat the ground.
    I recommend that you give your bird an eyedropperful of olive oil orally and gently massage her throat downward to her crop. She will either pass or puke whatever is stuck.

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