If you can hear your chicken breathing very loud is this bad?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by greenhead, Mar 22, 2009.

  1. greenhead

    greenhead In the Brooder

    Jan 25, 2009
    one of our show chickens (bantam bb red) has very loud breathing all of a sudden? should we be concerned?
  2. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

    Jun 14, 2008
    South Puget Sound
    Are there other symptoms?

    It's hard to get an idea of what might be wrong from your description. I'm guessing that the bird is stressed or dealing with an illness.
  3. thebritt

    thebritt Songster

    Mar 5, 2009
    Humboldt County
    Has this chicken been to a show lately where it may have picked up some respiratory illness? If so, I'd check into antibiotics ASAP. Otherwise, more info would be helpful. Runny nose/eyes? Appetite/activity normal? etc.

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