- Jun 9, 2021
Not having much luck with my hens at the moment… one has bumble foot and now I have one that’s wheezing, sneezing and gasping for air. I have had her for a few months. She’s a rescue hen, I rescued her and two others from very unhealthy living conditions. I think that might be half the reason she’s got respiratory problems. She hasn’t been to bad until know, I knew she obviously was slightly struggling to breathe but there was nothing I could do except leave her be. But last night I was going into the coop to lock them all up for the night and she was standing up really tall on the perch, head right up, gasping for air. I panicked, and took her out to what we call our chicken hospital ( it’s just a small coop for chickens that aren’t well so they can be on their own) It was late at night and I needed to go home. So I just sat with her for ten mins trying to massage her throat and calm her down a bit. I don’t think it worked that much but I could feel her calming down a bit. I went back to check her this morning. She was up off the perch waiting for me to let her out. She was still gasping more than usual and she sneezed a few times. I heard you can put olive oil in the water to try and help so I did that. Im away today so I won’t be able to keep an eye on her, but I left her on her own in the chicken hospital. I don’t know what else I can do can someone please give me advice ?