HELP!!!!! wheezing difficulty breathing

Oldhenhens

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I just walked into the coop and I have a 14 week old EE pullet wheezing. Both in and out. I don’t have a vet that treats chickens but would probably get me medicine if I knew what to ask for. I don’t know if she will make it. I’d like to try. I’ve been searching for an answer but it is taking too much time.
 

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Is she gasping with an open beak or in severe distress? It might be stridor, a loud sound made when a small piece of feed gets stuck in the throat or airway. It sometimes can be due to swelling or mucus in the airway from a respiratory disease, but you then might see other symptoms, such as watery/foamy eye, nasal drainage, swelling of the eyelid, or sneezing. Stridor from a piece of feed usually goes away in a few hours or overnight. Hopefully, it is nothing serious. Be sure to look inside her beak and throat for any gunk or mucus. Here is a video from YouTube in post one of a silkie with stridor:

https://www.backyardchickens.com/threads/silkie-w-possible-stridor.1218528/
 

Oldhenhens

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Jan 18, 2021
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Is she gasping with an open beak or in severe distress? It might be stridor, a loud sound made when a small piece of feed gets stuck in the throat or airway. It sometimes can be due to swelling or mucus in the airway from a respiratory disease, but you then might see other symptoms, such as watery/foamy eye, nasal drainage, swelling of the eyelid, or sneezing. Stridor from a piece of feed usually goes away in a few hours or overnight. Hopefully, it is nothing serious. Be sure to look inside her beak and throat for any gunk or mucus. Here is a video from YouTube in post one of a silkie with stridor:

https://www.backyardchickens.com/threads/silkie-w-possible-stridor.1218528/
Open beak. Up moving around when she has to. I had a heck of a time catching her! No other issues. No mucus, watery eyes, discharge etc. I considered maybe something caught in her throat but I can’t see or feel it. Sometimes louder and some times barely noticeable. It’s just happened in the last few hours.
 

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