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Strange Breathing

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by bobbie girl, Nov 20, 2014.

  1. bobbie girl

    bobbie girl Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi!
    My 6 year old hen, Violet, has been acting a bit weird lately. When she's roosting, I've noticed that her tail moves a bit as she breathes and she seems a bit more reserved than usual. Thinking it was a respiratory issue, I've been giving her Duramycin in her water for 5 days, but it hasn't done anything. She doesn't seem to have a runny nose or eyes.
    Any help would be really appreciated!
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    It's hard to say what is wrong, if anything from your description. Aspergillosis, a respiratory disease from mold fungus can cause rapid breathing and silent gasping among other symptoms. If she has something wrong, and it is a virus or a fungus, then it will not respond to antibiotics. Here is a good list of common diseases and symptoms including aspergillosis: http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ps044
     

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