Pullet Labored Breathing no other symptoms Please Help!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by thedogtales, Dec 4, 2009.

  1. thedogtales

    thedogtales New Egg

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    Last Thursday (Thanksgiving) my 6 mo. Barred Rock was totally normal. Then she coughed a few times. After that she would "honk" when exhaling. That subsided in 2 days but she still wheezed when breathing. Yesterday (1week from start) her breathing became labored with occasional loud gasping. Today is worse with more gasping.

    She had been eating scratch before the coughing and ate some California Pepper Tree leaves.

    There are no other symptoms - no discharge, normal poop, eyes normal. Crop and stomach soft. Ate and drank normal until today.

    Three other chickens are fine.

    I gave her some tetracycline this morning.

    Any ideas??????
     
    Last edited: Dec 4, 2009
  2. Shiningfeather

    Shiningfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bump
     
  3. thedogtales

    thedogtales New Egg

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    Bump?
     
  4. Shiningfeather

    Shiningfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Was trying to get others to see your post that may be able to help you. [​IMG]
     
  5. thedogtales

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    Yeah, I figured out what "bump" meant after I posted. Thanks! I really appreciate you trying to get me an answer.

    The good news is that Natasha is doing better. I think she injured her throat and then got a secondary bacterial infection. After one dose of the antibiotics, she improved dramatically. I was so darn worried about my little gal [​IMG]

    Thanks again.
     
  6. dlhunicorn

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    be sure to finish the antibiotic you started according to directions.
     

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