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

    Mar 21, 2010
    Western Montana
    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

    Jun 20, 2010
    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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