Is my hen sick?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Zowie, Nov 5, 2011.

  1. Zowie

    Zowie Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 26, 2011
    My Welsummer hen seems to have a cold.. She started to sound like a goose and when I pick her up and listen to her breathing it sounds as if she is congested ...She looks fine acts fine eats and discharges ...eyes look fine to...could she have a cold? If so what should I do? Thanks for your help.
  2. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    I'm not sure whether chickens can get "colds" or not. I've seen cold like symptoms in my girls before - sneezing w/clear liquid, etc. But if my girls are eating, drinking, pooping, and moving about normally, I don't worry about them. Chickens can get things stuck in their throats (bit of feather, etc.), and their throats can become irritated, but it should work itself out with a few sneezes, honks, etc.

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