Hen sounded like Toy Squeak - Dies month or so later

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by DigitalEd, Oct 4, 2011.

  1. DigitalEd

    DigitalEd Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey all,
    We had one of our eight EE's start sounding like a Dog or child squeak toy about a month or so ago. I didn't think much of it at the time. Searching the forum didn't yield much other than it was likely some respiratory problem. Well, she died today. I found her just outside the nest boxes. She didn't seem to have any problems this morning other than the squeak.

    Anybody got a good chicken medical reference book? I'm just wondering if we could have done something different to prevent the loss.


    ----- Ed
     
  2. BlackberryFarm

    BlackberryFarm Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm sorry you lost your hen.

    Were you able to rule out gape worm?

    If you have her body, (and the mental strength), you could check her windpipe to see if there are any gape worms there.

    Or...try a site search for gape worm, or gapeworm, and see if her symptoms match.

    Wish I could be more help.
     
  3. flowerchild59

    flowerchild59 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do any of your other hens have the same symptoms. Have you wormed them lately. If not, I would get some valbazen. Do a search on worming with valbazen. There are alot of thread. I just dealth with questionable respiratory issues and found out it was worms afterall.
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=576036&p=1
     
    Last edited: Oct 5, 2011

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