Dear all, Our Sussex now ~2 years of age, was having trouble walking 3 days ago (when we noticed). Her right leg hurts a lot, and she would rather stand on her other leg. We went to the vet yesterday and it didn't seem as bumblefoot, as there are apparent lumps in her leg (she is also shaking sometimes). Additionally, she is having trouble breathing, which we noticed around yesterday. It seems like she has a fever as her temperature is pretty high, and she is raising her wings a little constantly. She sometimes lets out some cries and you can clearly hear a kind of raspy tone. She is constantly opening her beak and just like a dog gasping for air (she makes the same sound as a dog breathing continuously). She has not lost any appetite (she still eats with a lot of pleasure) and is drinking well. She is sometimes shaking her head, so I was wondering if it had anything to do with gapeworms, although we couldn't see any? Furthermore, she seems rather happy as she is lively and cleaning her feathers. However, the vet said that the situation is critical and that there is a chance she might pass away any time soon. She didn't know whether it was viral, bacterial or fungi related. We keep her inside, apart from the other chickens in case it could be transmitted. The vet gave us sulfatrim (for bacterial infections) 2x a day for a 5 day period. I was just wondering if these are signs of gapeworms or anything else? I don't know though how her fever, leg and respiratory issues all correlate. Any tips are appreciated!!