Help! Hen breathing weird...

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Hopethehen, Jun 3, 2018.

  1. Hopethehen

    Hopethehen Chirping

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    I have four hens, two a year old, but for the other two it’s their first summer!
    One of them seems fine, but my other (chocolate orpington) seems to be breathing really badly!!
    She’s panting nonstop, and I gave her grass and she ‘ate’ it but it came back up and she started coughing... she’s fine now but I’m worried about her breathing!

    None of my other hens does this, and she pants even when it’s not hot out. (She’s really fluffy but so is my other chocolate orpington).

    Any help? Like... at all??
     
  2. HappyHensFarms

    HappyHensFarms In the Brooder

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    I had a chicken once do that and she had a respiratory disease. Its something that theu can live with but tue symptoms will only show when theu are stressed out. My cure for it was 1 drop of oregano oil in their water every day and mix 1 drop of oregano oil with coconut oil and rub on her nose. Is she drinking at all? Oregano oil is tje worlds strongest antibiotic and can even kill staph infection! Its an antibiotic, antifungal, and antiviral so it is literally good for everything! Here is a link where i buy mine https://www.ebay.com/p/All-Organic-...orted-From-Greece/1645987044?iid=172002100828
     
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  3. Hopethehen

    Hopethehen Chirping

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    Thanks for the response!
    One of my hens had a respiratory infection before, but it was during the winter so I guess she showed different symptoms...
     

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