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Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by erhill, Oct 2, 2013.

  1. erhill

    erhill Hatching

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    Rhode Island Red Hen gasping for breath. Had a "cough" yesterday. She is still walking but will not drink or eat. Any suggestions??
     

  2. Eggcessive

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    Gasping may be a symptom of aspergillosis. Here is a list of common respiratory and other diseases. You might look at these and compare them to your chicken: http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ps044
     
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  4. kimfischer

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    my younger chicken is gasping for breath(like she has fluid in her lungs) and when i first got her she had a runny nose and watery eyes

    CAN ANYONE HELP ME
    I THINK IT'S GETTING WORSE
     
  5. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Free Ranging Premium Member

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    Look at the link in post # 2--there are signs and symptoms of respiratory diseases plus the drugs for treatment. She may need an antibiotic.
     
  6. kimfischer

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    OK THANKS
     

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