Silkie hen wheezing and regurgitating

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Chicnsrthebest, Apr 8, 2012.

  1. Chicnsrthebest

    Chicnsrthebest Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A day or so ago, when I went to move my Silkie trio from their inside cage out to the outside pen, one of the hens regurgitated all over the place when I picked her up. I also noticed that she is making a wheezing, gurgling noise when she breathes.

    She has been looking ok, otherwise, I didn't notice her looking sick, before this, but this concerns me.
    She did it again today when I moved them, too.

    Can anyone tell me what it could be? I'd like to start treating her before she gets worse and/or spreads it to my other birds.
     
    Last edited: Apr 8, 2012
  2. Wigggy

    Wigggy Out Of The Brooder

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    I've had this with my girls it's a respitory infection I think and u can treat it with a general chicken antibiotic from the vet or some feed stores sell them
     
  3. Chicnsrthebest

    Chicnsrthebest Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks so much for your answer! I just went out and mixed up some antibiotic water for them. [​IMG]
     
  4. Wigggy

    Wigggy Out Of The Brooder

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    How are your sillkys doing now ?
     
  5. Chicnsrthebest

    Chicnsrthebest Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I went out this morning and lo and behold! No wheezing and no puking! LOL

    Thanks so much!! [​IMG]
    I still have all three of them on the antibiotic water to make sure it's cleared up and no one else gets it.
     
  6. Wigggy

    Wigggy Out Of The Brooder

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    That's great to hear :)
     

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