Hen Lost Her Voice

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Flock Master64, Feb 27, 2017.

  1. Flock Master64

    Flock Master64 Overrun With Chickens

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    My Amber-Link hen has lost her voice. She cackles and I barely hear her at all. It's been going on for about 2 days. Several days ago she had a respiratory issue and she sounded like she had mucus in her throat. I had it had cleared up and she was ok but now this. I have her isolated in my garage with a heat lamp, food, and water. She eats, drinks and acts normal. She does lay an egg every day.
     
  2. Flock Master64

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    The egg she laid today had a bunch of little bumps all over it
     
  3. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    How is your hen doing?

    Bumps on an egg could be calcium deposits. This can be an indication of stress/disturbances or excess calcium in the diet. If it's just a "one time thing" then I would mark it up to a "glitch". Otherwise, check to see if she is distressed in any way - if she was feeling under the weather and seemed to be have respiratory issues this could be the cause.

    Offer her some poultry vitamins and some extra protein like egg, tuna, mackerel or meat in addition to her normal feed. Watch to see if she is drinking well.

    Let us know how she is doing.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/common-egg-quality-problems
     
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  4. Flock Master64

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    Thank you :) she acts completely normal. Eats, drinks, wants to go outside. It's just that her voice sounds soft and a little strained.
     
  5. Wyorp Rock

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    Check inside her beak just in case she has some food or something stuck in there.

    If you noticed some respiratory symptoms earlier, keep watch on her. You may want to use some VetRx to see if that helps.
     
  6. Flock Master64

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    *face palm* yes of course.

    I haven't seen any respiratory problems for a few days. I'm still planning on going to the feed store and getting some electrolyte to put in her water.
     
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