Ruby, my RIR has a gurgling sound when she breaths!! I'm not sure of her age, as I got her as an adult, but I've had her since Oct. of '07. She's eating/drinking fine and is bright eyed and has a bright red comb. I've checked in her mouth and I don't see anything unusual. What could it be and what should I try to maybe give her to help. She's a sweetheart (and won 3rd place in the RIR contest that was on here just a few weeks ago) and I love her! Oh, I forgot...she hasn't layed in months, but she likes to try to sit on the other's eggs. When I collect the other's eggs out from under her, she doesn't seem to mind and just comes on out of the nesting box and goes about her normal chicken business.