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Pullet opening her mouth and breathing harshley

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chicken ninja88, Feb 14, 2014.

  1. chicken ninja88

    chicken ninja88 Out Of The Brooder

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    One of the pullets in my flock has started to open her mouth and breath weirdly. She also is eating less and her vent has a small bloody sore. I'm starting to get worried. Does anybody know what is happening?
     
  2. FarmerWife

    FarmerWife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm no chicken expert, but she might have some kind of infection, I have no vet here where I live , no one that see's chickens anyway, so I have to wing it. I usually do what you just did, come looking for information. Do you have any antibiotics you could give her? I don't know if it will help your chicken, but to me it sounds like an infection.
     
  3. chicken ninja88

    chicken ninja88 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for your quick reply. I did applied some antibiotic Mupircocin ointment (for children use) on her vent and the big sore for the past two days. I also wiped her vent with alcohol before I apply the ointment. I will take some pictures later.
     
  4. byzantium100

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    When was the last time she was wormed? Sounds like gape worm. Usually Avitrol Plus which is in tablet form gets rid of it.
     
  5. byzantium100

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    Alcohol on the vent I would avoid since it would burn. Vaseline can be used sparingly.
     
  6. chicken ninja88

    chicken ninja88 Out Of The Brooder

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    Now she is very depressed. She is drooping, not walking, eating, or drinking. We had to move her inside. Does anybody know what this is a symptom of?
     
  7. ten chicks

    ten chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have you checked her for being egg bound/vent prolapse/crop issues(either impact or sour)mites/lice?

    Sore on vent may be due to other birds pecking her.
     
    Last edited: Feb 17, 2014
  8. chicken ninja88

    chicken ninja88 Out Of The Brooder

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    We know it is not being egg bound or vent prolapse because she is not at the laying age yet, and we are not sure what a lice/mite infestation looks like. Here are a few pictures.[​IMG][​IMG]
     
  9. ten chicks

    ten chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I cannot get your pictures to load,not sure if the issue is on my end or not.
     
  10. byzantium100

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    Has she been wormed???
     

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