respiratory or parasite problem??

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by jones1885, Jan 20, 2010.

  1. jones1885

    jones1885 New Egg

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    Hi everyone - I am new at posting but have a sick chicken. Here are the symptoms:

    The chicken is drinking water and is eating very little. She will walk around but mostly she is staying in one place. She is not laying eggs. She is opening her beak very wide and very frequently and it looks like she is trying to make a sound, but just a very light sound will come out. Almost like she is having trouble breathing or has a sore throat or something. She has been doing this for over 2 weeks now. I have isolated her from the other chickens. If she knows anything I would appreciate any advise.

    Any ideas what is wrong and how to treat?

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. hen-thusiast

    hen-thusiast Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 8, 2009
    Utah
    Is there any kind of odor from her throat? What do her poops look like?

    If you check out this link and answer the questions, that might help as well:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=3569


    Check out this link and scroll down and look at canker: Does that sound like her symptoms?
    http://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?key=pwhjQ6Yng877iz_JNiCN1IQ

    *edited to add - The Chicken Health Handbook says canker is not common in that chickens. Maybe if you get a chance to answer those questions, someone might get a better idea.*
     
    Last edited: Jan 20, 2010
  3. srhcth

    srhcth Out Of The Brooder

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    Gapeworm?
     
  4. greenbeandreams

    greenbeandreams Chillin' With My Peeps

    I don't know but hopefully someone helpful will hop on and help you! Good luck.
     

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