My hen cannot hold her head up and is having problems breathing Help!!!!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by katmoog, Jul 23, 2019.

  1. katmoog

    katmoog Chirping

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    My hen cannot hold her head up and is having problems breathing Help!!!
     
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  2. EggSighted4Life

    EggSighted4Life Free Ranging

    How old? How long has this been going on? What are the other symptoms? What breed?

    When was the last time she ate or pooped? What is the feed, including treats and supplements? Is she trying to eat or drinking anything? Can she stand up?

    Is her crop currently full, hard, squishy, soft? Any smell coming from the mouth? Is breathing just labored or is there any crackling sound? Any nasal discharge or sneezing?

    :fl
     
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  3. katmoog

    katmoog Chirping

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    6 months old. seems to be sneezing. she cannot stand up feed her purina pellets and gave them watermelon a week ago.her crop is full.
     
  4. EggSighted4Life

    EggSighted4Life Free Ranging

    Okay... your top suspects here are either a blocked crop. depending on some of your answers... Eating, drinking, pooing?

    A vitamin deficit... some birds have a higher need than average.

    Egg binding... has she laid one yet and when was the last?

    Or Marek's disease virus. :hmm

    Adding your general location to your profile might help peeps make the best suggestions possible.
     

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