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Cochin Cold???

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Fuzzypea, Nov 4, 2009.

  1. Fuzzypea

    Fuzzypea In the Brooder

    Jul 5, 2009
    Gig Harbor, WA
    Hey everyone,
    I have a black cochin hen, and she has been making wheezy noises lately. I live in Washington State, so, obviously, its rainy, windy, and cold here. She doesn't seem to be showing any other signs of illness, though. It seems that she only wheezes when I pick her up, but maybe thats because its the only time I can hear it.

    Can chickens get colds? Does my cochin have one? [​IMG]

  2. Dazlin

    Dazlin In the Brooder

    Nov 5, 2007
    I have a cochin rooster that seems to have a cold also. His symptoms are breathing with his mouth open, and sounds gurgly. I actually saw him sneeze a couple of times.
    I posted on another thread that I brought a hen home, and one of my chickens got sick from her.
    So, I'm not taking any chances, I started the whole flock of meds.
    I returned the bird.
    But, If I were you, I'd watch for other syptoms.
  3. usschicago1

    usschicago1 Suburban Cochins

    Aug 11, 2009
    Taunton, MA
    Well Sneezing and Coughing and Weezing is a sypmtom ! I think they probably have MG. Look around in this site for what people do and this website : http://www.thepoultrysite.com/disea...ction-mg-chronic-respiratory-disease-chickens .

    We had a rooster with it and we culled it immediatly. My Grandfarther just found a red hen with and it culled it too. Its a slow movig disease so you wont be plagued bye it if you act now. There are meds out there too to handle it.

  4. Fuzzypea

    Fuzzypea In the Brooder

    Jul 5, 2009
    Gig Harbor, WA
    Well, that's her only symptom, and she only does it when its cold (or windy) out now, so I'm starting to get less worried about it. [​IMG] But if I see any other symtoms, I'll let you know. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Nov 14, 2009
  5. lngrid

    lngrid Songster

    Hi there. I'm sorry your chicken's sick. I don't know anything about chickens, but Speckledhen has advice about wheezy chickens. Here it is. Number eight might be helpful. You might also like to click "search" on the topmost blue bar and do a search for "respiratory infection," or "respiratory illness," or something like that.

    I hope things will be okay. [​IMG]

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