UPDATE IN COMMENTS! Help! Wheezing hen after butt feather trimming!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by MrsAuberry00, May 23, 2019.

  1. MrsAuberry00

    MrsAuberry00 Songster

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    After trimming the butt feathers of my chicken, she began wheezing. On exhale it sounded wet and mucousy, and her mouth was open widely. I thought perhaps she had overheated so I placed her in some water to cool her down. She wouldn't stand at first, but now she's walking around and seems to be okay. I tried to upload a video but apparently it was too long. She's not very trusting of me at the moment and won't let me get too close.
     
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  2. Sequel

    Sequel Crowing

    Upload to youtube and post a link. Sorry about your hen I hope someone can help you!
     
  3. littlepip

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    so she's walking fine, but still wheezing? are you sure this started only after feather clipping and not before?
     
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  4. MrsAuberry00

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    Yes, it was after. She seems to be fine now... I believe it was overheating because my husband didn't want "Chicken germs" on him and insisted on having a towel around her in 80+ degree humid weather. JERK!
     
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  5. MrsAuberry00

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    UPDATE: She walked around a bit and then started clucking and drinking water. I'll keep an eye on her, but I think she's fine.
     

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