Sick hen PLEASE HELP she's our favourite...

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Cecilia, Apr 16, 2008.

  1. Cecilia

    Cecilia Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 30, 2007

    One of our hens is acting really weird. For the past few days, she hasn't been eating much, and had a bit of trouble passing an egg a few days ago. All of today she's been sitting in one place (usually she hops the fence and free ranges all over our yard!), and when I just went out to see if anything was wrong, she did this weird sneezing thing. I picked her up to see if anything was funny with her vent, and when I placed her down, she sneezed out something wet (just water, I think), and then opened her beak and almost looked like she was trying to swallow something big, or maybe panting? Except she's breathing okay...anyways, that's about all the detail I have. If anyone knows what might be wrong with her/how I can help her be more comfortable, PLEASE HELP! We love her lots lots lots.

    with sincerity;

  2. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007
    Maybe gapeworms? Try doing a search on here, there have been other posts about them.

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