Coughing and gasping chicken

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by reedcrew, Sep 11, 2016.

  1. reedcrew

    reedcrew Out Of The Brooder

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    Sola started coughing two days ago. At first we didn't think we were hearing right. Today she is gasping. No gapeworms that I can see. Crop is full and soft. Poopy butt tho. Using DE in coop, could that be the culprit? Help please!
     
  2. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    How old is she?

    It sounds like she has a respiratory illness.
    Separate her with her own food and water.

    If you have a vet you can take her to, that would be best.


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  3. reedcrew

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    She'll be 3. I think you're right, a vet is best. I have tetracycline but I've heard it's useless.
    Giving her yogurt and polyvisol too. Rats. I hate illness. TY for your input
     
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    Just wanted to give an update on Sola. Gave her yogurt, poly-Vi-sol, and vet rx for a few days. I also removed all the DE from coop. She stopped gasping and coughing! It's crazy. I am continuously astounded at these birds powers of regeneration. She's a trooper for sure!
     
  5. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Thanks for the update. I hope she continues to improve.
     

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