One of my Young Hens having breathing problems

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Peppersmom58, Dec 22, 2009.

  1. Peppersmom58

    Peppersmom58 New Egg

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    Have a young Hen that is panting when she breathes was fine this morning. Went out to collect eggs and found her ill. She is kept in a coop and no other animals have done her any harm. The 4 other Hens that are with her are fine and I can see nothing physically wrong with her. I am a Newbie at this and Love my chickens and I am concerned for her. Any Ideas?
     
  2. Elite Silkies

    Elite Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    Is she of laying age? Have you checked to see if she is egg bound? Panting could be a sign of distress as I am sure she is hot this time of the year.
     
  3. Peppersmom58

    Peppersmom58 New Egg

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    Yes she is laying. I live in Missouri and it is cold here so I sure she is not hot. She has been laying but did not get an egg from her today.
     
  4. Peppersmom58

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    I do not know how to check if she is Egg bound?[​IMG]
     

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