HELP - Watch the VIDEO - Our OEG bantam hen acts like she's trying to cough or choke

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by FLSweetTater, Oct 5, 2015.

  1. FLSweetTater

    FLSweetTater In the Brooder

    Mar 25, 2014
    We swabbed her throat for gape worm and didn't find any tiny red worms. From what I've read, gape worm would be pretty rare. She's been doing this all morning so not sure she is just clearing her crop. If you have the sound on for the video, you can her her make a little peep when she gasps. The sneeze at the end is my daughter - not the chicken, lol.


  2. FLSweetTater

    FLSweetTater In the Brooder

    Mar 25, 2014
  3. rides2far

    rides2far Songster

    Dec 9, 2014
    Bakersfield California
    Sorry I can't help you. I sure hope someone will look at your video & help you. She sure is a pretty girl.
  4. Treasured Chest

    Treasured Chest In the Brooder

    Sep 26, 2015
    Brisbane, Australia
    Aw poor thing! I had a hen do this recently but unfortunately she didn't make it. I believe hers was due to some kind of respiratory illness.

    Is she/has she been sneezing? Any nasal discharge or watery eyes? Is she still eating and drinking?

    If you haven't already, I would separate her just in case.

    It might also be something to do with her crop which I am less familiar with.

    Sorry I can't be much more help than that! Hopefully someone else has better insight.

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