Help, Wheezing Chicken.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by packobeagles, Mar 18, 2016.

  1. packobeagles

    packobeagles Out Of The Brooder

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    Went out to check on my girls this evening and one of my little silkies is wheezing. She was not doing this six hours earlier when I went to collect eggs and throw out a couple handfuls of scratch.
    She is active and alert, eating normaly, poop is normal, no nasal or eye discharge, no head shaking or scratching. I looked in her mouth and nose and didn't see anything. I have separated her and brought her in the house for the night. Put some VetRx under her wings and near her nostrils. My husband took a video so you can hear her. She is in my lap and I am petting her belly.
    Any suggestions?? Trying not to freak out!
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  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict

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    It sounds like she is having stridor, a high pitched sound that is made when there is something partially blocking the airway or trachea. Usually it is a piece food they have "inhaled" but it also could be mucus or a foreign object. This usually clears within a couple of hours, but if it gets worse or doesn't clear, then look into the throat with a flash light, and note any symptoms of a respiratory infection (runny nose, watery eyes, sneezing, etc.) Let us know how she is doing later on.
     
  3. packobeagles

    packobeagles Out Of The Brooder

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    You were right! She cleared up in a few hours. I kept her in overnight because it was already dark outside and she was still clear this morning. She went back out to her flock mates.

    Thank you!!
     
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    Eggcessive True BYC Addict

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    Good to hear. She probably coughed and cleared her airway.
     

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