Raspy Breathing? Really Worried!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Chickens? WOW, Oct 6, 2010.

  1. Chickens? WOW

    Chickens? WOW Out Of The Brooder

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    My chickens have been breathing raspily for some time. I think the reason they why they are raspy is: Their waterer was dripping on to the coop floor for about 2 weeks. It got very damp in there. I cleaned and dryed everything about 2 weeks ago. I thought that the raspyness would fade away. It hasn't yet. I think they have been raspy for about 3-4 weeks. They just started to lay. 6 eggs from 6 black stars aday. They seem perfectly healthy but for the raspiness. They eat alot and lay only a few soft shell eggs. I put DE in their bathing dust. None in their food I haven't wormed them either. PLease help. I am new and I treid to put as much info as possible. Thanks in advance
     
  2. perolane

    perolane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wondering why you let this go on for 3-4 weeks?? Any other symptoms??

    I don't know if it will help at this point, but they need antibiotics. You can get TetroxyHCA at the feed store...1 teaspoon per gallon of drinking water...make fresh daily....for 10-14 days.

    Even better is Tylan injectable....1/2cc for full sized chicken / 1/4cc for bantam size...orally for 7-10 days.

    They also need heat...a heat lamp would help greatly. Good luck!
     

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