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Hiccuping and wheezing hen?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by dwegg, Jan 24, 2011.

  1. dwegg

    dwegg Songster

    Ok I have my fav. Little Cochin who has been hiccuping for a while and today I just noticed she is wheezing quiet a lot and her breathing is labored but otherwise she is acting totally normal?

    I have read on here that people think it could be tapeworm? And to treat with Valbezen?

    Any thoughts on a wheezing, hiccuping hen? She never stops hiccuping and it can't be comfortable...

  2. MuranoFarms

    MuranoFarms Songster

    Nov 14, 2009
    Boyers, Pa
    Is it an audible sound? Or more like she keeps opening her mouth like she's hiccuping or yawning? If it looks like yawning, maybe gapeworm.

    Or does it seem like sneezing? With a little head shake? I have a few that do this from time to time when they're eating. Almost like they get a piece of food stuck and are trying to jar it loose.
  3. dwegg

    dwegg Songster

    It's quite loud hiccup and loud breathing/wheezing

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