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Please help-steady wheezing

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by deacons, Sep 1, 2014.

  1. deacons

    deacons Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Let the girls out this morning, one has a strange, steady wheeze. She is not breathing through the mouth or acting distressed, just very loud. No bubbly eyes or nose, no discharge anywhere. Called my avian vet today, but he's closed for the holiday. Would you recommend I do anything today while I'm waiting for him? She sounds really pathetic but seems to be acting like a normal chicken. If you watch this video with the sound on, you can hear her

     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    You could look into her throat with a light to check for anything such as an object or tissue that is blocking the airway, but she actually sounds fairly normal to me. Just keep an eye out for any other symptoms or worsening.
     
  3. deacons

    deacons Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Egg, thanks for taking the time to look. I can see how it might sound like normal "chicken chatting" in the video, but it concerned me because it's been near-constant all day, and she sounds like that with almost every breath.

    I did put a little VetRx in the water, who knows of that will make a difference. It's super hot and muggy here today though, so they're certainly drinking a lot.

    I'll see if I notice anything in her throat tonight when they go to bed-I don't think she'll let me catch her before then.
     
  4. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    If anything it sounds like stridor which can be from something obstructing the airway, but since she seems occupied with scratching around for morsels, it just seemed like normal sounds since she did not appear to be in distress. Some have described this online, and later the chickens seemed alright. She could have a large piece of food or anything in there. Here's a link about stridor: http://www.merckmanuals.com/profess.../symptoms_of_pulmonary_disorders/stridor.html
     
  5. deacons

    deacons Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just closed up the coop for the night, everyone was in their spot and sleeping quietly, this girl included. We'll see how she's looking in the morning, but fingers crossed!
     
  6. deacons

    deacons Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, more good news this morning-she is back to normal like nothing ever happened. Whether it was a mild obstruction or something else, seems like 24 hours was what she needed.
     
  7. dawg53

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    Super hot and muggy will cause birds to make strange breathing noises.
     
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  8. deacons

    deacons Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep, I thought about that too. Will be watching her today as unfortunately we're having more of the same. It's that time of year when the weather is really unpredictable. Last week, it was cool and brisk, but then over the weekend, swung back to really hot and humid.
     

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