Heavy breathing! Please help!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by michael757, Mar 22, 2017.

  1. michael757

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    My americaner hen is breathing very heavily, im not sure what is happening. Please help me!
     
  2. Wyorp Rock

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    What do you mean by breathing heavy? Is she panting like she is hot or is she struggling to breath (not enough oxygen)?
     
  3. michael757

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    She sounds more like struggleing to get air, but i cannot even pick her up or she starts freaking out
     
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    Could she be egg bound? Or possibly sick?
     
  5. Wyorp Rock

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    Stressing her out will make the breathing worse. If you are trying to get her or pick her up and she's freaking out, then leave her be for a while and let her calm down.
     
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    file:///C:/Users/xXkil/Desktop/20170322_223749.mp4 Here is a video of whats happening.
     
  7. Wyorp Rock

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    You will need to put your video on youtube then give us link to that.
     
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  9. Wyorp Rock

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    When did you notice her doing this?
    Did she start doing this when you tried to pick her up after she was eating or drinking?
    Can you take her to a vet?


    Keep her in calm quiet place and let her rest. She may be experiencing stridor or has aspirated some water/food.

    Keep watch on her to see if she improves in a little while. If she doesn't consider taking her to a vet.
     
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    She also has a very hard crop, could that be something?
    Also she started this about an hour ago.
     
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