Chicken wheezing and sneezing

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by stephen_tx, Aug 8, 2009.

  1. threehorses

    threehorses Songster

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    Quote:Welcome to BYC!! [​IMG] Just saying hi. [​IMG]
     
  2. Chickens-246

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    For this yawning symptom for gapeworm, what is the frequency of the yawns? Once a day? Constantly?

    Also, don't they use this yawning motion to move food from their crop to digestive track?
     
    Last edited: Aug 20, 2009
  3. threehorses

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    Quote:It depends on how irritated they are by the worms.

    They yawn for a whole lot of different reasons - to breathe, their ears itch, if there's a feather in their ear, gapeworms, trying to breathe because of a respiratory illness, etc etc.
     
  4. stephen_tx

    stephen_tx In the Brooder

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    Quote:Watch this and it would give you a good idea what to look for, but as Threehorses said they do yawn for other reasons, so you will have to know your own chickens normal behavior.

     
  5. nmcinnis1

    nmcinnis1 Hatching

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    I'm worried about 6.5 year old pullet. She is sneezing (perhaps coughing?) and is wheezing. She's on Duramycin-10 and vetrx. No yawning that I've seen. I'm super nervous. I don't want to lose her. She is my favorite. :(
     
  6. fiberart57

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    I'd start a new thread and tell us a bit more about your hen.
    Mary
     
  7. nmcinnis1

    nmcinnis1 Hatching

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    I did start a new thread. No response.
     
  8. otakalhasas

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    I know this is an old thread, I just wanted to thank you for the info! And thanks to BYC for keeping the older posts!!!!
     
  9. Rob and Sheila

    Rob and Sheila Hatching

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    Help - the video above showing symptoms, etc is no longer available. Can someone post the name or link to the video? One of my three girls is wheezing (no other symptoms) and from what I read above I am scared to death... Its cold here in VA and has been wet until recently.
     
  10. chickengoggles

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    How did your wheezy hen do?
     

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