Gurgling Pekin

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by SilkieChickStar, May 26, 2016.

  1. SilkieChickStar

    SilkieChickStar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi all. I picked up 2 pullets today and they are currently quarantined in their own coop for a while. The Pekin I got is making a gurgle noise when she breathes? She is very acting and happily eating and drinking. Is this a sick chicken?
     
  2. mkeith93

    mkeith93 Out Of The Brooder

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    do you have chickens or ducks? pekin is a duck.
     
  3. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Gurgling sounds like she is sick.
    Can you have her tested?
    Mycoplasma Gallisepticum (MG) and Infectious Bronchitis (IB) are somewhat common as are several other respiratory illnesses. Depending on what it is, it can be contagious and affect you existing flock.
    You did the right thing by keeping her separate. Practicing biosecurity between your flock and the quarantined bird will hopefully decrease spreading any contagions. Some illnesses/symptoms can be treated successfully with antibiotics, but the infected bird will be a carrier for life.
    After careful consideration and research hopefully you will be able to make a decision of whether or not it is worth the risk of introducing them to your flock.

    http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ps044
    http://www.thepoultrysite.com/disea...tion-mg-chronic-respiratory-disease-chickens/
    http://www.thepoultrysite.com/diseaseinfo/78/infectious-bronchitis-ib/
     
  4. SilkieChickStar

    SilkieChickStar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    SilkieChickStar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the information. I may have to take her to the bird vet and get her tested. She has stopped the gurgling sound now, I checked on her at sundown. My birds are not even in the same yard as each other so we should be ok in that regard right now
     
  6. mkeith93

    mkeith93 Out Of The Brooder

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  7. SilkieChickStar

    SilkieChickStar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Don't be sorry! It's all good :)
     

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