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Hen wheezing

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by karu, Jan 4, 2009.

  1. karu

    karu In the Brooder

    Jan 6, 2008
    Schenectady County, NY
    We have chickens housed with guinea hens so it gets quite loud in their barn; however, through all that screeching I noticed that one of my hens making very strange noise. I would describe it as wheezing. I also noticed that she is opening her beak when breathing, I did not check her nostrils though...

    I am thinking that it could be due to a cold nights that we have here in Upstate NY - it gets into single digits at nights lately, and we have heavy winds some days and nights. Although it does not look like our barn is drafty, I cannot be too sure that it is totally draft proof, some hens stay isolated at different locations, could she get chilled somehow ?
    She looks beautiful and normal, except for that strange loud wheezing noise. She is a BO, either 8 months or 1y 7m old (shame on me !)...
    I was also reading about gapeworm briefly...

    Thanks to ALL !

  2. william9792

    william9792 Songster

    Nov 23, 2008
    graham, nc
    sounds like she has a sinus infection which is very dangerous to her and all of your flock, you need to take her out of flock, it can kill the all of the flock. she will be a carrier for up to one year, if caught in time you can treat with DURAMYCIN-10. COST ABOUT $8.00 at the feed store. put one tea spoon to 1 gal of water. for ten days good luck william

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