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Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by stephen_tx, Aug 8, 2009.
Quote:Welcome to BYC!! Just saying hi.
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?
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.
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.
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.
I'd start a new thread and tell us a bit more about your hen.
I did start a new thread. No response.
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!!!!
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.
How did your wheezy hen do?