- Apr 27, 2014
Hello, I am new to this forum and am in need of some advice. My chicken is a Speckled Sussex hen called Speckles and i've had her for around 3 years, we found her today stood with her mouth open struggling to breath as though there is something lodged in her throat... I have tried massaging the area and found that her croop is empty which i'm guessing means that she hasn't eaten and probably hasn't drunken either. I have checked her mouth for an obstruction or signs of gapeworm but found nothing. WHAT DO I DO, please help. ..... Wrote this earlier and was just about to post it after checking on her one last time, then heard a massive thud, i ran to the house and found her laying there with paralysed legs flapping frantically- she has passed away since but am now worried this could be contagious and cause problems with our other three hens. If you have any advice or experience of this please help!