just aquired hen with "gurgly windpipe", ammonia toxicity?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by tjs22, Jun 23, 2016.

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    I just purchased a few hens from someone, and found out one makes this strange noise when breathing mostly when her mouth is opened, like when it's hot. Kinda sounds like when your sucking a straw and just finished your drink. (Sorry) It's like there is fluid in her windpipe? I can hear it moving as she breathes.
    I asked the person I got her from and he forgot to mention it. Said she's been doing it since she was a month old (she's 12 months now). Claims it's from ammonia toxicity. Said her and her sister both got sick at a month old and she has been making that noise since (Bit my tongue). Anyone know anything about this? I was offered a refund, but said it was okay as long as she is not sick, also none of their other chickens have this.
     
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    I should add that she is laying almost daily, and is eating, drinking, pooing, normally, eyes and nostrils are clear also.
     

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