HEN BREATHING WEIRD

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by lothomson, Feb 16, 2015.

  1. lothomson

    lothomson Out Of The Brooder

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    Jan 2, 2015
    My SLW hen is breathing really weird! She is like wheezing and is very quiet and has been rasping when she clucks too! Could this be air sac mites?? I don't know I just really what her to be okay and I don't know why she is breathing so weird!? Her comb has been cold for the past two days but now it is suddenly warm again but the breathing thing started just now. (I live in CA, the weather is not cold)..

    ANY advice will be VERY VERY HELPFUL.
     
  2. Darceyhs

    Darceyhs Out Of The Brooder

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    We had a chicken like that, we took it to the vet and it was diagnosed with lung infection, the vet gave us antibiotics which mixed with water. She looked very bad for a while and was really struggling but then we nursed her very well and she seemed to chirp back up again. She is now happy a happy chook just laying. A good website is chickenadvice.weebly.com
     
  3. lothomson

    lothomson Out Of The Brooder

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    Jan 2, 2015
    Hi,

    I ended up taking Willow to the vet and he told us that she has a minor respiratory infection. I have been hand-feeding her Clavamox pills twice a day for a week.
     

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