Please help.......pullet gasping........

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by gabby3535, Sep 7, 2009.

  1. gabby3535

    gabby3535 Chillin' With My Peeps

    One of my pullets is having the following symptoms...........
    She opens her mouth with every 'inhale' breath
    She is shaking her head, intermittently.......
    She is letting out a weird cry every few minutes.........(not sure if it's 'really' weird, or a normal Ameraucana screech.....
    but it isn't like any other noise the others make!)
    She is eating, drinking, preening, free-ranging with the others.........
    being fed organic feed........
    sleeps in coop. othrwise has full access to the run all day, and free ranges outside the run on days I'm home.
    She is approx. 19-20 weeks old..........

    Any ideas, please?
     
  2. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    Sounds like her nostrils are stuffed up, either from illness or irritant. If she is wheezing in the chest then it's respiratory. Duramycin in water if she has no other symptoms for now.
    If irritant, try to flush nostrils with warm saline and syringe with the head and beak pointing down towards ground so they will not aspirate. Separate from others if you think it is an illness.
     

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