COPD hen

digitalsniper

In the Brooder
10 Years
Aug 13, 2009
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Trenton Florida
I have a pullet that sounds like she has a respiratory disease. She sounds real "wet" when she breaths, sneezes on occasion and just doesnt sound healthy. She was a meat chicken from a hatch project at the local elementary school that my niece brought home. She has never been invited into the main flock so is a loner, but other than the other chickens attacking her when she gets close, none have contracted whatever it is she might have.

Should i put her down? Leave her be? I have no idea of the breed other than shes white and VERY fat. Shes about 5 months old.
 

faykokoWV

Mrs Fancy Plants
11 Years
Nov 4, 2008
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Cross Lanes, WV
I have no idea, but she is a meat chicken. If you put her down would you eat her?

It may be she's just too heavy and this is causing the breathing problems?
 

digitalsniper

In the Brooder
10 Years
Aug 13, 2009
77
1
29
Trenton Florida
i dont think i would eat her with the way she sounds. I havent a clue why shes like that. But she is a FATASS hehe.

Just worried she might infect the rest of the flock or my up and coming flock of White Crested Polish chicks i put in a coop.

Oh well. Ill wait and see i guess...
 

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