1. Come check out hundreds of awesome coop pages (and a few that need suggestions) in our 2018 Coop Rating Project!

My chicken is gurgling and "coos" when she breathes. Is she congested?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by gameboygal12, May 8, 2011.

  1. gameboygal12

    gameboygal12 Songster

    Feb 24, 2010
    I found my silkie breathing through her mouth. When she breathes she sounds rattlie and gurgly. She also makes a sound every time she breathes. I felt her throat, It rattles when she breathes. it feels like she's congested pretty badly. She will shake her head every now and then like she's trying to clear it out. I also have another hen that's gurgling when she breathes. I was thinking it could be allergies? or pollen? I have no clue. Their water is clean and I haven't fed them anything unusual. Help please!

  2. tammye

    tammye Songster

    Mar 22, 2010
    how old are they, is there any discharge from their nose/mouth , fowl smell? sounds like it is a respiratory infection, look it up here in the search for info. you may need some antibiotics, isolate the sick ones from the others and get some electrolyte solution in their water for added vitamins for strenght

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by