Mouth Breathing??

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by mickeymousears, Apr 13, 2012.

  1. mickeymousears

    mickeymousears Songster

    Apr 29, 2011
    SLO; CA
    Hi all
    I was holding my, almost 1 year old barred rock and noticed she was breathing through her mouth. I've never noticed her doing this before and I hold her often. She seems normal otherwise. The birds all free range during the day, so I dont know if she has diarrhea or not. it's been cold and rainy the last few days (by cold I mean into the low 40's at night- high 50s during the day) and the backyard is a swamp land from the rain. We have one other hen and 2 ducks, other than crows and small wild birds (finches, sparrows, etc) they don't have any exposure to other animals. I didn't notice the other animals mouth breathing, though I did not quietly hold them.

    is this something i should worry about? I'm going to keep an eye on it, obviously, but should I do something immediately before it gets worse?

    Thank you!

  2. BuffOrpington88

    BuffOrpington88 Non-Stop

    Mar 20, 2012
    If you could separate her for a couple hours to check for diarrhea, that would really help to catch any signs of disease.

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