"Coughing" chicken

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by WendySA, Oct 10, 2008.

  1. WendySA

    WendySA Out Of The Brooder

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    I can only describe it as "coughing" but not sure that's right to describe her.

    She hasn't laid an egg it seems for two days and is pretty much keeping to a corner of the coup every now and again making this little coughing sound.

    When we let her and the others out she scratches around and nibbles, but this morning she didn't take her feed in the coup.

    Her comb is still red, no discharges from eyes or beak...I am really not sure what to make of this. Can you advise?

    Thanks for your help...
     
  2. DuckLady

    DuckLady Administrator Staff Member

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    Is it possible she has something in her throat?

    How is the dust in the coop? Is there an ammonia smell in the coop? That would indicate shavings need changing.
     
  3. WendySA

    WendySA Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi

    She is drinking and eating so something stuck would surely move down.

    They have a sand floor (we only have 4) and they scratch it up. We rake it morning and evening - probably overkill but it keeps it clean and we take the poop for our compost heap.

    She is fine out of the coup, but when in just sits in a corner - is she bored? [​IMG]
     

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