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Does this indicate a problem with pullet??

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by florida lee, Sep 12, 2011.

  1. florida lee

    florida lee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 6, 2011
    A pullet I got from a swap is showing these signs.......
    breathes in with open beak, exhales with closed beak....but each inhale is with a AHHH sound and open beak. No other signs, acts normal in all other ways. Eats, drinks and lays.

    none of my other chickens do this.

    Out of normal actions for hens??
  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

    Feb 24, 2009
    Strasburg Ohio
    It could be a respiratory illness. Or it could be that she's upset right now, being a newbie. Chickens are usuallyl kind of rough on the newbies. Did you quarentine her? If not, I might give my flock some denegard in their drinking water as a precaution. for about a week.
  3. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

    Sep 6, 2007
    spring hill, florida
    I would quarantine as well. And you might want to put her some antibiotic like Tylan, some vits and electrolytes.

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