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Possible respitory problems

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by LilyLovesBugs, Jan 13, 2013.

  1. LilyLovesBugs

    LilyLovesBugs Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 1, 2011
    My hen that has been in the house healing after a dog bite (doing great) seems like she might have respitory problems. When she is excited her breathing is louder than it normally is and the big thing is that she keeps stretching her neck out and opening her beak wide and kind of gasping (she only does this every few hours) She is still eating and drinking and her poo looks normal.

    Does she have some kind of respitory disease? Thanks!
  2. willowbranchfarm

    willowbranchfarm Chicken Boots

    Oct 3, 2011
    My Coop
    Chickens do that stretching movement to adjust their crop.
    She could have a respiratory problem. I think you should just keep an eye on her for now
  3. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    There could be an internal injury from the dog bite, possibly an air sac.
  4. LilyLovesBugs

    LilyLovesBugs Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 1, 2011
    Glad to know that she is just adjusting her crop. She also makes this clacking sound with her beak all the time too. Thank you!

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