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hen is wheezing

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by wallish, Jan 20, 2009.

  1. wallish

    wallish Hatching

    Dec 28, 2007
    One of our chickens is wheezing- She looks grat, clear eyes, feathers are good but wheezing
    We are in los angeles so weather has been warm. Any ideas?

  2. andehens

    andehens Songster

    Aug 25, 2008
    Scenic Sierra Nevadas

    I wish I could help you with your hen, to my mind wheezing is a precurser to a upper respitory problem. Hopefully someone with experience with symtoms will be able to tell you more!
  3. chicknmania

    chicknmania Crowing 11 Years

    Jan 26, 2007
    central Ohio
    More information would be good. Does she wheeze all the time? How long has she been doing this? No other symptoms? Sometimes if it's dry they will wheeze if the ground is dusty where they are foraging, or, some types of feed can be sort of dusty and cause wheezing. If it's only been a short while and she has no other symptoms, personally I wouldn't worry about it, just keep an eye on her.
  4. sammi

    sammi Songster

    Dec 21, 2007
    Southeast USA
    what bedding are you using?
    has the coop been cleaned recently?
    dusts from dander or feed, built up ammonia, molds and mildews..
    dusts in general can cause wheezing..

    here's some info:


    describe the droppings..color and consistency.
    other symptoms of respiratory illness include:
    lack of appetite, huddled, acting ill
    swollen eyes, wattles or head.
    drainage from eyes or beak..
    the bird doesn't have to have all these symptoms to have respiratory illness.
    if you suspect respiratory illness..try and get some Tylan 50 injectable and syringes at most farm/feed stores.
    other meds: erythromycin (sometimes called gallimycin or Ery-mycin), LS-50..
    there is also a water soluble powder Tylan available.

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