Hen making noise and opening mouth

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by new2chickens07, Nov 8, 2015.

  1. new2chickens07

    new2chickens07 New Egg

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    I have a small flock of about 9 hens, yesterday I bought 4 more older hens that they said were already laying, this morning I notice one of them making a werid noise and looks like she is chocking (stretching her neck and opening her mouth) making a gurgling sound, I can feel a small pea size ball up high in her throat, it looks like it's in the tube at the base of her toung. All 4 hens are staying off by themselves at night they roost, during the day the sit on the floor facing the wall, also no eggs :/
    Any help ? Please
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  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Is it warm there? Chickens open their mouths and pant when they are hot.
     
  3. new2chickens07

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    I live in Erie pa it's starting to get cooler out now, today is a high of 45
     
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    I did the q-tip test and it's clean, she seemed normal yesterday and just notice her doing this this morning and when I picked her up I can feel a little ball in her trachea
    She hasn't ate or drink anything all day not even dried mealworms [​IMG]
     

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