Hen Wheezing?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Wild--Star, Mar 11, 2016.

  1. Wild--Star

    Wild--Star Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My pekin cochin seems to be wheezing. She has been doing it for a few weeks and it seems to be getting worse. It sounds like short sharp gasps. She sometimes gasps from the mouth a little and sneezes. The wheezing is not all the time either, just at random.
    Just needing to know what this may be due to? She seems normal other than this.
    I believe she is a carrier of MG but i have not seen any symptoms for a very long time.
    Can anyone help me on this please? It would be much appreciated xx

    Honestly i do not know what i would do without this site..
     
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  2. Wild--Star

    Wild--Star Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Somebody please help...
     
  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi, sorry to hear about your chicken.

    A couple of options spring to mind (if one discounts going to a vet).
    1. Add vitamin supplements / electrolytes to the whole flock's water - this should give the immune system a boost and thus help deal with the issue.
    2. Treat the whole flock with broad spectrum antibiotics - it will help fight off secondary infections (but not the virus) and also treat with point 1.

    Hope this helps a little

    CT
     
  4. Wild--Star

    Wild--Star Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, thankyou. I will do what I can. Thats good advice. I have got some antibiotics I am putting them back on but I cannot remember the name. Its a powder that goes in their water.
    I am Also giving another one of my hens who has a cold and is separated, yogurt, garlic and apple cider vinegar in her water as well as the antibiotics.so I may have to start doing the same with my other two hens.
    If it was up to me I would take her to the vet but unfortunately it is not and we are a little strapped for money but if she gets worse I will insist.
    We gave her some bread soaked in olive oil and massaged her crop just incase something was lodged in her crop or throat but I doubt it seeing it is been going on for a while and comes and goes at random.
    Thanks again,for the help and kind words.

    Any suggestions on what may be the cause?
    Could it be MG symptoms reoccurring? I thought that only happened if hen was under stress. Also there are no bubbles in her eyes... I research this stuff but there are always at least 10 different possibilities.. :/
    Hoping she gets better. Anymore advice or suggestions would be very much appreciated. Thanks all
     
  5. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    You are welcome and hope it works out. It seems to me that there are so many overlapping symptoms when it comes to respiratory diseases that, without consulting a vet (and thats not a guarantee) its very very difficult to diagnose. Some members do not support the administration of antibiotics without specifically having a diagnosis - I personally don't follow that school of thought. If antibiotics and vitamins do not work, then I cull - for me, its that simple.

    CT
     
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  6. Wild--Star

    Wild--Star Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ah yes, i do not cull as my hens are my pets but yeah..so i am hoping my little ones will be okay.
     
  7. Pork Pie Ken

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    fingers crossed!
     

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