Rattling sound from White Sussex hen

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Gillan, Oct 5, 2009.

  1. Gillan

    Gillan In the Brooder

    My White sussex hen is making strange rattling noises. She shows no signs of being ill. She still has her appetite and is walking around doing normal chicken things. Her colour is good and her eyes look fine. Could this be a chest infection, or something else?
  2. The Chickens' Maid

    The Chickens' Maid Songster

    May 2, 2009
    Sorry, I can't really help, but I'll bump your post up.
  3. Gillan

    Gillan In the Brooder

    I took this hen to the vet and turns out she has a chest infection. I placed her indoors overnight and gave her antibiotics. I thought she was going to die overnight due to loud gurgling noises, but the next day she sounded better. I kept her indoors during the day with food and water and when I came home from work the gurgling sound was almost gone. She ate and drank. It's amazing how quickly they recover....
  4. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

    Aug 3, 2009
    Glad she is getting better.
  5. littlegip

    littlegip Songster

    Jun 7, 2009
    Romulus Michigan
    im having the same this with my girls ,what antibiotics did you give her? thanks
  6. Gillan

    Gillan In the Brooder

    That's a good question. I didn't take note, and I had to rip the label off the syringe in which it was provided to me so that I can see the dosages - I give her 1/2 ml once day orally (syringed into her mouth).
  7. Leah and peeps

    Leah and peeps Songster

    Jun 28, 2009
    Maybe she ate a snake! [​IMG]
    But seriosly i hope that she gets better! Good Luck [​IMG]
    Last edited: Oct 7, 2009
  8. VA from WV

    VA from WV Songster

    Sep 26, 2009
    Eastern Pandhandle WV
    Cold damp Fall weather afftect poultry and people in similar ways. It got cold and damp, and then my seasonal crud kicked up. The next day, my Broilers started it.

    It's Fall. Betcha they do this in the Spring, too!

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