HELP: Chicken with Raspy voice

amarie0222

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Hi. im trying to figure out if this is cause for panic. I have 5 hens (3 RIR and 2 Ameraucana) One of the Ameraucanas has a raspy sounding voice. Here is a video from today:

1) Ameraucana hen, about 10 weeks, got her from feed store on march 20. doesnt seem lighter or heavier than any of the others.
2) Raspy voice/clucking
3) first noticed this morning
4) one other bird has a similar raspy chirp but not the same. the other bird is same age but a Rhode Island Red.
5) no injury
6) We hit triple digits today in Las Vegas. Also have some Doves that made a short residence on the wall bordering the run, maybe their droppings carry something?
7) eating and drinking normal
8) poop looks normal
9) no treatment so far, just plenty of water
10 ) i have a vet appointment on Thursday
11) see video above
12) still in brooder box at night and let out in the yard in day. building the coop, almost done. box has shavings. when outside they are on gravel. access to plenty of water and food.
 

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Do you hear any sneezing, watery eyes, or crackles when they breathe? They could just be having a change in their boices as they mature, or it might be an environmental cause. What type of bedding do they have, and is it dusty, or do you have good ventilation?
 

amarie0222

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May 26, 2020
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Do you hear any sneezing, watery eyes, or crackles when they breathe? They could just be having a change in their boices as they mature, or it might be an environmental cause. What type of bedding do they have, and is it dusty, or do you have good ventilation?

no sneezing or gurgling. they have shavings for bedding with a sand bath on the end. are outside free ranging about 4 hrs a day. not dusty right now although it was windy a few days ago. we are in las vegas so very dry climate.
 

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