My hen gurgled and sneezed.. is she sick? *UPDATE RIP*

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by equinelyn, Aug 25, 2011.

  1. equinelyn

    equinelyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I watched my hen lay an egg the other day, and I heard her gurgling as she was breathing. After she laid an egg she kinda sneezed and gurgled more.. Is she sick? She doesn't make this noise all the time. I noticed all the chicken kinda sneeze a little after a rain storm once, they sit out int he rain a lot. I don't know why.

    Here is a video of her gurgling..


    This was her yesterday(Hilarious video BTW, but she sounds clear here!)
     
    Last edited: Oct 18, 2011
  2. equinelyn

    equinelyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You have to listen closely. But right after she laid the egg is sounds like a creaking door when she breathes. Anybody have any ideas?
     
  3. tasha82

    tasha82 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    me roo has been doing the same,also gaping,he had gapeworms,took him to the vets and he was treated.xx
     
  4. ChickLover98

    ChickLover98 The Chicken Princess

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    My hens sort of make a gurgling noise right when they're about to lay an egg, and they sneeze too. Sounds normal to me.
     
  5. foxypoproxy

    foxypoproxy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:X1000

    Probably gapeworm
     
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    She sounds like she may have a fungal infection. With hot and humid weather, many folks have this in their flock and have no idea that's what it is. It's not gapeworm, it's repiratory, but if fungal, not contagious. That is not normal after laying an egg at all and it does not sound like gapeworm. She has fluid in her trachea and/or lungs, it sounds like to me.


    You need to read this thread: https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=560301


    Then, you could follow up with this one: https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=562407
     
  7. equinelyn

    equinelyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I cant believe I didn't see this last post!! [​IMG] I wish I would have seen it sooner we could have saved her... [​IMG]

    It seemed like it went away so we all forgot about it... Well my mother went into the coop last week and put them in at night, she said Bertha sounded extra gurgly. The next morning we found her dead... All the other chickens seem fine. No gurgles or anything... We have had a TON of rain a few weeks ago... We actually had a flood that washed out all our streams. From all that rain, some water got into the coop and made the bedding all wet.. But we stripped everything out and let it air dry and put fresh dry bedding in as soon as all the rain stopped.. RIP Bertha, you were the Mother hen of the flock..


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  8. sbtgal

    sbtgal Out Of The Brooder

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    so sorry for your loss. [​IMG]

    The picture of her with the horse sniffing her butt is hilarious! [​IMG]
     
  9. equinelyn

    equinelyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thank you! He had the crazy eye look too, it was funny!
     
  10. Katydid2011

    Katydid2011 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I lost a Silver-Laced Wyandotte to a respiratory problem just yesterday. It happened so fast, just a matter of hours. Anyway, I can empathize; I'm truly sorry for your loss.

    Your hen looks like she was a real character. I love the picture of her with the horse.
     

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