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Raspy throat

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by BonnLBP, Mar 8, 2015.

  1. BonnLBP

    BonnLBP In the Brooder

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    Hi. I have 16 chickens and that I raise for egg production so I am trying to keep thing most economical but one of my Easter Eggers has a raspy throat that sounds like she is gurgling water in the back of her throat. Wheat do you suggest I do?
     

  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Free Ranging Premium Member

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    Check her crop first to see if she has a crop problem, such as impacted crop or sour crop. Check her for a respiratory disease such as MG, coryza, ILT, or infectious bronchitis, which may cause rattly breath sounds, eye bubble or crust drainage, nasal mucus, coughing, sneezing, or swelling around an eye or the face. Here is a link about crop problems and one about common respiratory diseases:
    http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/04/answers-from-chicken-vet-on-impacted.html
    http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ps044
     

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