Trouble breathing

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by LisaLu, Dec 27, 2008.

  1. LisaLu

    LisaLu Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 27, 2008
    Hi there, I just signed in....I'm in need of hen doesn't sound so good. After feeding them this am, I gave them fresh spinach, watermelon, hot dog buns, and their regular feed, my largest hen started wheezing. She looks like she's got something stuck in her throat. She was able to drink some water, but I'm really worried. I've read that soaking bread in olive oil helps them to digest, I'll do that now, but what if it's a cold or some kind of upper respiratory problem? She just started doing it. I'm really new at this, so I could really use some help. I have no idea what kind she is, she has black and white stripped feathers, red stuff on top of her head, she's apx 7 months old and has NOT layed one single egg! How's that for info! Any advice would be appreciated.
  2. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    hi..i'm sorry i cant help..but..try to go back and put this in the emergencies/diseases part may get more help that way...and good luck to you!..
  3. crazy hen quartet

    crazy hen quartet Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 20, 2008
    Chandler AZ
    Gosh, I have never had to deal with this sort of thing. Hope you get help/advice soon. You may try posting this in the Emergencies/Diseases section too...
    Good luck (oh, and your description sounds like a Barred Rock and the red stuff on her head is her comb. [​IMG])
  4. lalaland

    lalaland Overrun With Chickens

    Sep 26, 2008
    Pine County MN
    yes, do repost in the emergency disease section - amoderator might move this post for you.....

    when you say she "looks like she has something stuck in her throat" - what does that look like? what is she doing that makes you think that? if you can describe it, it might be helpful. Is she still wheezing? every breath? are her eyes and nares (the little breathing holes in her nose/beak) clear?
  5. LisaLu

    LisaLu Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 27, 2008
    I've posted a new topic under the "emergencies"...I'll reply to you there. Thanks.

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