One of my hens is weazing - please help

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by americana-chick, Feb 20, 2009.

  1. americana-chick

    americana-chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 18, 2008
    One of my BO hens is weazing and i was wondering what it could be? she acts and looks healthy but weazes. any help or info would be great!
  2. Chicken Freak

    Chicken Freak Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 23, 2008
    i had one of my Buttercup hens do that once. I gave her a few shots of Terramycin and she perked right up.
  3. mountaintopchicken

    mountaintopchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2007
    There are many diseases that can include or begin with wheezing.

    Or, wheezing could be caused by the environment - as in too much ammonia in the coop (from droppings), or mold in wet bedding.

    Some diseases that can cause wheezing are not caused by bacteria, so they cannot be treated with antibiotics.

    I would not simply start dosing with antibiotics without having any idea what she had.

    I would quarantine her and keep an eye on her to see if and how the symptoms progress. I would also keep an eye on my other birds to see if any others develop similar symptoms.

    If you really want to know what you are dealing with, in order to know how best to treat or manage any disease that is in your flock (and this could include culling), you could get your bird tested for disease. Don't know where you live but your state might have an agricultural testing lab that offers this and I think many diseases can be tested for using a tracheal swab. This might be the next step if this birds continues to worsen and the rest of your flock comes down with the same thing.
  4. dixiechick

    dixiechick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Have 3 with it...I treated one with antibiotics and the others with electrolites..all got better about the same time. Therefore, if she isn't acting sick, I'd put some vitamins and electrolytes in her water. I also gave 2 a heat lamp which seemed to help too.

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