I'm new here and need help

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by way north farm, Oct 20, 2016.

  1. way north farm

    way north farm New Egg

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    Hello everyone I just joined and grateful that I found this website always helpful. This time I can't seem to find a answer....notice one of my chickens was just lying out in yard, she is breathing really hard I have separated her and am giving her vitamins and electrolytes in her water. I just can't figure out what's wrong.....any advice?
     
  2. minihorse927

    minihorse927 Whipper snapper Premium Member

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    Could be overheated. Is it hot where you are?

    Some other general information is helpful also. Any nasal discharge, wheezing, sneezing? Eyes bubbly? Thin through the breast? Rattling in the chest?
     
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  3. way north farm

    way north farm New Egg

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    Definitely not hot has been cool with light showers.none of that when I put my ear to her chest it sounds like labored breath
     
  4. minihorse927

    minihorse927 Whipper snapper Premium Member

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    Is she overweight? I had a hen represent with the same symptoms and when necropsied she had died of fatty liver. Very overweight bantam orpington.

    Have you noticed any of them gaping their mouth open (open mouth breathing) a lot? I've seen gapeworm strangle a bird.
     
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    way north farm New Egg

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  6. way north farm

    way north farm New Egg

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    No she is not over weight nor is she opening her mouth I have seen that before.this is why I'm stuck i can't figure out what I'd is
     
  7. minihorse927

    minihorse927 Whipper snapper Premium Member

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    I'm at a loss on this one. A vet would be in order here to look closer into it if it was me.
     
  8. way north farm

    way north farm New Egg

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    Thanks for trying.
     
  9. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

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    Hello there, and welcome to Backyard chickens! I am sorry to hear about your hen. I would post on the ER page, you can get help there. I hope you enjoy BYC as much as I have!
     
  10. RodNTN

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