Gasping, coughing, sneezing hen.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by RodNTN, Mar 21, 2016.

  1. RodNTN

    RodNTN Following Jesus

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    Hey everybody,
    My hen is very sick, she can hardly breathe (coughing, always getting strangled, etc.) Yesterday she was very listless and stayed in the coop all day. She wouldn't eat, drink or walk around. I even gave her some of her favorite food, she wasn't eating. Oh yeah, her comb, wattles, and face are a little purple. She lived through the night and when i let them out this morning she ran out of the coop and ate some scraps. She is still listless though. [​IMG] This breathing problem all started once when i just picked her up, I didn't hurt her or anything. I held her like i always do. I feel so sorry for her, sorry for such a long message- Any ideas would be GREATLY appreciated.
    Thanks in advance.
     
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  2. chicklover 1998

    chicklover 1998 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sounds like a respiratory issue
     
  3. RodNTN

    RodNTN Following Jesus

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    Thats what i thought but i read that respiratory illnesses are usually contagious and it will spread to the rest of your flock quickly, no other chicken of mine are showing any kind of signs of illness. What sort of treatment should i use for her?
     
  4. chicklover 1998

    chicklover 1998 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    not all are completely contagious
     
  5. RodNTN

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    oh, so what should i do??? [​IMG]
     
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    RodNTN Following Jesus

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    I really love my girl, she has survived egg yolk peritonitis, 2 predator attacks, frostbite, i could keep going on, I just hope she survives this.[​IMG]
     
  7. chicklover 1998

    chicklover 1998 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    try casportpony or eggcessive i don't know much about the treatments of respiratory stuff
     
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    I just don't want to treat her with something she doesn't need and make her sicker.
     
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    RodNTN Following Jesus

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    I just read about Tylan Soluble Powder treatment for respiratory illnesses in poultry, but its between flippin' $50-$75 bucks! [​IMG]
     
  10. chicklover 1998

    chicklover 1998 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yep it can be expensive but try pm ing one of those two
     

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