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Help Hen suddenly sick- trouble breathing

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by bikerchik, Aug 2, 2007.

  1. bikerchik

    bikerchik New Egg

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    Pepper is a 2 yo Brahma. She dashed out of her pen with the rest of the girls, nibbled some seed, started a dust bath and then just sat there. She is droopy, lethargic and having labored breathing. She just sits there. She is usually skitish and would never allow you to just pick her up. She hasn't shown any signs of illness. Except for the lack of egg laying the last couple weeks. But her belly doesn't feel unusual. I don't know if she will make it through the night. This will be the second to go in a month. Any ideas or advice would be appreciated.
     
  2. TreyClark281

    TreyClark281 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    maybe the heat is getting to her??
     
  3. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Wow, I sure dont know. Hope she is better this morning.Have you checked them for lice/mites?
     
  4. tiffanyh

    tiffanyh Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 8, 2007
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    Could she be egg bound?
     
  5. dlhunicorn

    dlhunicorn Human Encyclopedia

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    She dashed out of her pen with the rest of the girls, nibbled some seed, started a dust bath and then just sat there

    ...what do you mean "seed"... what are you feeding her?​
     

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