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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by chicklady2468, Mar 10, 2017.

  1. chicklady2468

    chicklady2468 New Egg

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    Hi, I'm new here. I need some help. I have an adult hen (australorp) 2 years old.that was perfectly fine yesterday. I came home from work today and she was inside the coop gasping and making a wheezing sound. She stretches her neck up as she gasps for air.

    As I was checking her throats she bit me in my finger so hard that it bleed. I thought maybe she had something stuck in her throat, but I couldn't see anything. She's not eating or drinking right now. She just sits there and is wheezing and gasping. I have about 13 hens and she's the only one acting like this. Does anyone know what this could be? I'm really concerned about her.
     
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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  3. chicklady2468

    chicklady2468 New Egg

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    Yes I did that after I realized I posted this in the wrong spot, but thank you for the advise.
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Maybe she ate something that is stuck in her throat. Hope the E/R folks can help you
     
  5. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, chicklady, and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined us! Sure hope that your hens is okay! [​IMG] Best wishes and keep us posted!
     
  6. N F C

    N F C doo be doo be doo Premium Member

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    How's your girl doing today? Hope things are looking better.
     
  7. chicklady2468

    chicklady2468 New Egg

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    She is still the same this morning. Just gasping for air and sitting in the corner. I gave her some water with a syringe and she made a gurgling sound drinking it. I checked her throat with a quip for gapeworm, but nothing was on qtip. I'm not sure what is going on, but I hate for her to suffer like this. Maybe she had something stuck in her throat, i didn't see anything in there. Her crop is fine. I may have to have my husband put her down, which he doesn't want to do. Thank you for the replies. [​IMG]
     
  8. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

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    Hello, and welcome to Backyard chickens! I am so glad that you joined us, and I hope you will make yourself at home here and enjoy it as much as I have! :frow

    ~Cuz
     
  9. chicklady2468

    chicklady2468 New Egg

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    Unfortunately we had to put our hen Lotte down this morning. She was still gasping for air and she looked like she was suffering. What a sad day [​IMG]
     
  10. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under chicklady2468 [​IMG] Welcome!

    I am so very sorry to hear that news [​IMG] RIP Lotte.
     

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