Strange Breathing

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

  1. bobbie girl

    bobbie girl In the Brooder

    Jul 7, 2014
    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 Crossing the Road

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    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:

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