In the Brooder
- Feb 22, 2010
Today one of my hens is displaying the symptoms of raspy breathing and gurgling sounds . We've only had chickens for 2 1/2 years, and this is our first sick one. I have her isolated. I was doing research and came across Gapeworm. She is not breathing with her mouth open, but is making the rasping sounds and the gurgling. She also doesn't want to drink or eat and consequently is not pooping. I don't believe in going to extreme measures or expenses unless of course it is our favorite one. I need advise. How long do I give her to see if this clears up on its own? If I need to put her down, I just as soon do it sooner than later.