Help! Chicken Gasping For Air

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by FarmerBoy24, Jan 21, 2011.

  1. FarmerBoy24

    FarmerBoy24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my 3-4 month old Marans is gasping for air. I think it just started today. PLEASE HELP.
     
  2. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

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    Check for an impacted crop and look down the throat for any signs of gapeworms, lesions, etc.
    Any discharge from beak/eye area?
     
  3. FarmerBoy24

    FarmerBoy24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No discharge what is impacted crop
     
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    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

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  5. FarmerBoy24

    FarmerBoy24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Its squishy!! WHAT DO I DO!!!! HELP!!
     
  6. Miss Lydia

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  7. FarmerBoy24

    FarmerBoy24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    IT WONT EAT OR DRINK THAT IV NOTICED!!! PLEASE SOMEONE HELP!!!!!! [​IMG]:hit:hit:hit:hit
     
  8. chuckzoo

    chuckzoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Did she swallow anything that could be lodged in her trachea?

    Try to open her mouth and see if you can see anything down there.
     
  9. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    I'm not trying to be mean, but your needing to help your chicken,what you need to do is calm down and feel the crop it's on the left side of the birds body just below the neck. this is with you looking at the bird face on how does it feel? Also check for gape worm by using a qtip and putting it a little ways down its mouth and see if anything comes out on it you have to go a ways into the throat. From what I've read the worms are red and have like 2 heads. their small.
     
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  10. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    What has happened? is your chicken any better?
     

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