Help I have a chicken that sounds like she has laryngitis!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by kimboolah, Jan 7, 2010.

  1. kimboolah

    kimboolah Songster

    I noticed her this morning, because she was making this expiratory noise--like a wheeze, so I watched her and then picked her up to listen closely. She sounds as if she has laryngitis! What can I do for her? Thanks in advance!

  2. kimboolah

    kimboolah Songster

    Oh I almost forgot--
    She is 10 months old, RIR/mutt type brown chicken, her eyes look good, she is not panting or mouth breathing, does not seem in any distress. Eating and pooping ok as far as I can tell and yesterday she laid an egg (I know this because EVERYONE laid an egg yesterday (woohoo!). I don't think anyone else has this--i stood there an listened and they are all talking in their usual voices. At first, I thought it was coming from my giant cochin--you know that funny honk sound they make? Well that funny honk sound is now coming out of my RIR.

    They live in a well ventilated coop, no food or water changes. It's cold here, and has been for a while but it's nothing new. Her legs, vent and feathers all look good--no mites or problems.
  3. I don't have an answer but hope someone can help you.
  4. kimboolah

    kimboolah Songster

  5. emys

    emys Songster

    Nov 19, 2008
    I'm not an expert on this, but I would start by putting her someplace warm and watching to see if she is eating and drinking well enough on her own. Someone else will chime in with more specifics.
  6. Country4ever

    Country4ever Songster

    Oct 26, 2007
    I had an easter-egger who would seem to get scratch caught in her throat and sound like that. The first time it happened, I took her to an avian specialist and she anesthetized her and put a scope down her throat. $200. She didn't find anything but mucous. She said the scratch might have gotten caught and caused inflammation. Its happened several more times, and I just waited it out, and it passed. Hopefully yours will work it out too.

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