Gasping Hen

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by lfoose, Sep 29, 2009.

  1. lfoose

    lfoose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a hen that is in the process of molting. I noticed last night that she was gasping. Standing in a spot, neck extended and opening and closing her beak.

    It's hard to tell if whatever is wrong is making her look bad because, she looks bad anyway from the molting.

    I don't know what her poop looks like-sorry. Also her crop was not full.

    Any suggesting?
     
  2. artsyrobin

    artsyrobin Artful Wings

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    i am new to chickens, but know others here would ask for pics, diet etc. How is she this morning?
     
  3. lfoose

    lfoose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am at work, but DH said she seems to be acting fine...aside from having to stop and gasp. When he opened the door to let them out, she was one of the first to run.

    Her eating has been fine. The gasping didn't show up til yesterday.
     
  4. CHCIKENMAN OF OGLETHORPE

    CHCIKENMAN OF OGLETHORPE Out Of The Brooder

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    sounds kinds like gapewormI just went thru this ..check this link out
     
  5. Wild Chicken

    Wild Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We just treated our chickens for gapeworm....same symptoms you are seeing.
     
  6. lfoose

    lfoose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for your help. She died this morning.
     

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