Gasping 4 air

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by kiwi fulla, Nov 27, 2016.

  1. kiwi fulla

    kiwi fulla New Egg

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    New to the chicken thing
    One of my chickens is gasping 4 air and you can here it. but she rasis here neck to breath
    What is happening
     
  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchaholic Extrordinaire Premium Member

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    :welcome! Sorry for your troubles.

    It could be a respiratory disease - does she have any eye bubbles or foam or any nasal discharge?

    A rarer possibility is gape worm, which you will want to treat right away if she has them. The symptoms you describe fit this perfectly, especially if there are no other signs of a respiratory disease.
     
  3. kiwi fulla

    kiwi fulla New Egg

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    Nothing coming out
    No discharge or foam
    Thank u I'm going to look up gae worm now
     
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome to Backyard Chickens, you may want to post in detail at "Emergencies, diseases, injuries, cures," thread. If you have q-tips, you could gently wipe the back of her throat with them - then check to see if it comes out with blood or little worms on it. That would be a positive infestation.
     
  6. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings, kiwi fulla, and :welcome! Pleased you joined us but sorry about your ill bird. Great advice from Diva so I'll just say best wishes to you and your flock! :)
     
  7. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

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    Hello there, and welcome to Backyard Chickens! I am so glad you joined us, I do hope you will make yourself at home here. Enjoy BYC!
     

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