My chicken is not well :( please help

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by 5Merrimans, Aug 12, 2014.

  1. 5Merrimans

    5Merrimans New Egg

    Mar 28, 2014
    I'm not sure what to do. Today I thought the chicken was snoring but she was puffed up and she is wheezing. She looks like she is struggling to breathe. She is also sneezing. Maybe she ate something and it's caught in her throat? Any suggestions? We are sad and hope she is ok.
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Flock Master

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    It sounds like she is suffering from a serious respiratory disease--MG, ILT, or coryza, or infectious bronchitis with a secondary infection. There can be mucus plugs that clog up breathing. These diseases can make carriers of the flock. You really should separate her, and start on Tylan 50 injections, 1 ml daily for 3-5 days, given as a shot in the muscle or orally. You could try oxytetracycline or Gallimycin in the water, but many sick birds will not drink enough of the antibiotic to help. Here is some reading about those diseases:

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