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Hen with labored breathing

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by normanack, Sep 25, 2012.

  1. normanack

    normanack Songster

    Apr 15, 2012
    Michigan, USA
    1. Type of bird: Coronation Sussex hen, 5 months old, normal weight
    2. Behavior: Labored breathing. Somewhat lethargic. See videos (or links if videos don't work) below.
    3. Length of Symptoms: 3 days
    4. No other birds show symptoms.
    5. No trauma.
    6. History: The first day she sneezed. The second and third, the noisy labored breathing. No discharge from beak, mouth looks clean.
    7. Eating and drinking normally: starter/grower, harvested greens (dandelions, chard, occasional freshly cut grass), fallen fruit, scrambled egg with cheese.
    8. Feces normal.
    9. Treatment: Isolation. Scrambled egg (not her usual food). Heat lamp (and space away from it) because it got colder this week.
    10. Intent of treatment: Will treat myself. I want to know if it's identifiable and transmissible, if there is anything I can do or if she needs to be culled, and if/when I can put her back with the flock.
    11. Video links below.
    12. Housing:

    8 x 16 foot coop, dirt floor with deep chopped leaves for bedding
    30 x 50 foot partly grassed yard
    8 x 12 fully-enclosed chain-link run (in use by younger chicks at the moment)

    Many thanks in advance.


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