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Weezing and limp

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Beau Garden, Sep 16, 2016.

  1. Beau Garden

    Beau Garden In the Brooder

    Feb 16, 2016
    Ballston Lake, NY
    I have a 6 month old hen that has always had a flopped over comb. We call her Willy. I didn't know why it was gimped. All of the sudden this morning I went out and she was completely lifeless and weezing, moaning, snoring. What should I do? So far I put her in a crate separate from the other chickens but I'm super worried. I can't get her to eat or drink anything.

  2. MrsBrooke

    MrsBrooke Songster

    Aug 11, 2014
    Magnolia, Texas
    Unless there is a drastic change in size or color, comb floppiness isn't an indication of illness.

    It's possible she swallowed something that's blocking her air passage.

    It's possible she's got a respiratory illness.

    Do you see any bubbly eyes or snot?

    Can you take a flashlight and check her throat?


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