Might be Respiratory disease or nothing...

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chicchcks, Sep 28, 2015.

  1. chicchcks

    chicchcks Hatching

    Jul 23, 2015
    My polish hen was breathing through her mouth and had discharge, which I noticed when she shook her head and all the stuff was flying out of her nose and mouth, the discharge was thick, a bit white and had hints of yellow. She didn't free range as much as my other two roosters did, spent a lot of time standing still and breathing hard. I set up an "nursing nest" for her. But when I was going to put her in she didn't have anymore discharge and is breathing fine.
    Should I be worried? Should I isolate her anyway?

  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Free Ranging Premium Member

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    I would isolate her and watch for more drainage and breathing problems.
  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockwit Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    It could be any one of a myriad of respiratory problems and its not always easy to diagnose (from my limited experience at least). Eggcessive's advice i agree with but you may wish to consider adding vitamin supplements / electrolytes to her water to help boost her immune system to fight whatever illness she has.

    Good luck


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