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Hen is wailing

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by capescrod, Feb 5, 2007.

  1. capescrod

    capescrod New Egg

    Feb 5, 2007
    Just went out to the coop and little Red is making a terrible wailing - it sounds like something is caught in her throat, every once in a few wails she tries to push it out but has become obviously hoarse and weak...suggestions? Of course tonight is like one of the coldest of the winter....
  2. Kitsune

    Kitsune Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 2, 2007
    Manchester - England
    I would bring her inside for the night, open up her beak and see if you can see anything obvious stuck down in her throat, be careful if you find something and want to fish it out, the throat is delicate.
  3. dlhunicorn

    dlhunicorn Human Encyclopedia

    Jan 11, 2007
    it might also be what they call gapeworm...if this continues can you get the bird to a vet?
  4. chicknmania

    chicknmania Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Jan 26, 2007
    central Ohio
    Watch her really carefully; what you're describing sounds like "raling" which is what our mama hen did a couple of days before she died from ILT. At the time, we didn't know what it was; it went away after a day or so, and so we decided it was nothing! She had no other symptoms that we saw. Definitely bring her in and watch for symptoms; you might want to think about starting her on an antibiotic. From what I read, "raling" can be caused by a lot of respiratory problems.
  5. Sultan obsessed

    Sultan obsessed Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 7, 2012
    My chook is doing this as well

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