labored breathing

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by sham30, Dec 14, 2011.

  1. sham30

    sham30 Out Of The Brooder

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    One of my oldest hens has very labored breathing today, she seems to be really having a hard time. Poop is normal, she has showed signs of wanting to eat and drink and other than here breathing hard she seems normal. I don't want to just give her antibiotics if they are not needed but I feel like I need to do something. She was wormed with Valbazen over a month ago and has not had any change in feed. Her eyes are bright and she is not molting. Any thoughts?
     
  2. Trish44

    Trish44 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There are a lot of respiratory illnesses going around right now. Get some VetRX & put it in the water & rub it on her nose & under her wings.
     
  3. sham30

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    I called everywhere and can not find any [​IMG] Would dabbing a bit of vicks work? I just checked to make sure she does not have anything stuck in her throat and she is clear. Her crop is normal too - I am so freaked, just want her to make it [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Dec 14, 2011
  4. GreenMeadows

    GreenMeadows Chillin' With My Peeps

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    antibotic in the water. Go to the feed store and ask what to give and they will direct you.
     

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