Serama with labored, noisy breathing, puffed up, eyes closed

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ICallMyselfCherie', Dec 28, 2011.

  1. ICallMyselfCherie'

    ICallMyselfCherie' Chillin' With My Peeps

    I just find one of my adult serama hens puffed up, with eyes closed and tail down. Her breathing is noisy. I lifted her wing and put my ear to her chest, and heard almost a chirping sound at the end of every exhale. I opened her mouth and looked and listened. I couldn't see anything stuck, but got a better listen to the noise. It's a wheezy sound on the inhales, and just seems like she has to push super hard to exhale.

    She is eating and drinking. Her crop is medium full. She is in good flesh. Her comb is not pale or blue. I checked for egg impaction but didn't feel anything. I don't know about poo, I'll have to go check. She eats Layena layer feed. I did several days of Wazine and Corid for possible worms and cocci a few weeks ago, as well as Frontline Plus for mites, which was not all that effective, probably because I was overly conservative about dosage for such a small bird.

    She is really not doing well all of a sudden. If you have any suggestions, please tell me, it could really help us out.
     
  2. chickened

    chickened Overrun With Chickens

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    Pictures really help, any bad odors from the mouth?
     
  3. SunnyCalifornia

    SunnyCalifornia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Separate immediately, give some heat, and look up respiratory infections. See if those symptoms fit. If so, get her some antibiotics asap.
     
  4. Northwood Silkies

    Northwood Silkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would give her some Denagard.. Sounds like an respiratory infection.
     
  5. BamaSilkies

    BamaSilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like you have given her a lot of medication lately. I would give a warm epsom salt bath to help her breath better and add some vitamins to her water and yogurt or warm oatmeal to make her feel better. If you dont have the vitamins try ACV its a natural antibacterial.and mucus clearer.
     
  6. ICallMyselfCherie'

    ICallMyselfCherie' Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thank you for the advice, everybody. Unfortunately she passed away. It just happened so fast. I'll send her in for a necropsy tomorrow.
     
  7. SunnyCalifornia

    SunnyCalifornia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm sorry to hear that Cherie, [​IMG]
     
  8. ICallMyselfCherie'

    ICallMyselfCherie' Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thank you, Sunny. [​IMG] She was a sweet girl and I will miss her. I'll update you guys when I get the necropsy results back.
     
  9. Northwood Silkies

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    AWW so sorry!!! [​IMG] I hate when that happens..
     
  10. ICallMyselfCherie'

    ICallMyselfCherie' Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thank you, Northwood. It was very sad. It was really very surprising. It was just started so suddenly and ended so quickly. Thank you for your suggestions and support, you guys. [​IMG]
     

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