Heavy breathing?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Hennyhandler, Dec 2, 2009.

  1. Hennyhandler

    Hennyhandler SilkieJax

    Jun 10, 2009
    All of my hens were up on the roost this afternoon except my rooster and I was going to put him on there when he ran around the coop (he doesn't always like to be picked up). When I got him which didn't take long at all, maybe less than a minute, he was breathing hard. I could actually hear it and usually I can't hear any of my chickens breathing. I don't know if it was because he was running around and it's cold outside or something else but I just wanted to make sure and see what others think about it. I know sometimes heavy breathing can be a symptom of medical problems. Any info would be appreciated by this consistent worry wart [​IMG]
  2. jenjscott

    jenjscott Mosquito Beach Poultry

    May 24, 2008
    Southeast Arkansas
    I would give him time to get rested, and then go out to the coop and just listen. If he is wheezy, you should hear it.

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