- Jan 26, 2020
Hi all! One of my 4 year old Road Island hens was sounding congested this evening when I entered the coop. She also had some mucus (and some mucus bubbles) coming out of her beak. It smells terrible, EXACTLY like a rotten egg would smell! She breaths out and the mucus seems to come up her throat, them she tries to swallow it as she breaths back in, causing a lot of popping and “cracking” noises. She is acting fine and is very lively other than that. She throws and fit and squawks when I pick her up, and as soon as I moved her into a separate area she started pecking around looking for food. I can’t figure out what type of sickness she has. I though it may be Coryza, but her face and waddles aren’t swelling, and she has no eye discharge. None of my other hens are exhibiting any symptoms and they seem to be all fine. Any suggestions? Thanks!