Neighbour's Chicken Snoring

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Reba, Oct 12, 2009.

  1. Reba

    Reba New Egg

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    Hi
    I was giving the pullets some afternoon free ranging time this afternoon, when, lo and behold, I spot something flapping its wings on the other side of me and my neighbour's fence. Just to make sure I'm not crazy, I go over there. I find my neighbour's rabbit, on the left side of her double compartment hutch, as usual. What I didn't expect to find were a breeding pair of squab pigeons in the right compartment, and what looked like a RIR bantam hen tied by a leg line to their trampoline! Anyways, the chicken looked healthy, other than the fact that her feathers were ruffled and she was snoring. Yes, snoring. She would sort of close her eyes, snore and occasionally open her beak and be "jerked awake" like some snoring people are. In case this is an infectious respiratory disease, I left my shoes outside my house to be disinfected later. What should I do? Should I worry, or could this be normal?

    Thanks for reading my long-winded post [​IMG]
     
  2. k2chickens

    k2chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2009
    New Castle, Indiana
    i wouldn't worry
     
  3. geebs

    geebs Lovin' the Lowriders!

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    Depending on age... could be Cocci... that induces a peeping type snoring noise and fluffed feathers and dropped wings.
     

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