Weird cough after eating/drinking

kris10benavides

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Dec 17, 2016
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Help! This girl has had a rough month. She is about 9 months old.

Long post ahead...

1 month ago - very lethargic, started treating for respiratory (VetRX) & giving B12 in their water every day for about 3 weeks.

1 week later we noticed a small amount of wet pox in her mouth. We cleared it. Shortly after we injected 1cc (Oxytetracycline) Terramycin in her breast. Thought she was getting better after a couple days, but never more than 60-70%.

Found lice- treated with permethrin

Found round worms on their poop tray, started treatment (SafeGuard)

As of this past Thursday- no lice/ worms...Noticed her gasping for air while she was eating. Checked her throat for gapeworms. Didn’t see any, but seemed to be a good amount of food in her mouth and throat. Took to vet. He didn’t notice any obvious signs and suggested an X-ray.

Now she does this loud cough after eating/ drinking. We have given her drops of olive oil. She is still eating and drinking, but falls asleep standing up.

Thoughts?
 

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Noticed her gasping for air while she was eating. Checked her throat for gapeworms. Didn’t see any, but seemed to be a good amount of food in her mouth and throat. Took to vet. He didn’t notice any obvious signs and suggested an X-ray.

Now she does this loud cough after eating/ drinking. We have given her drops of olive oil. She is still eating and drinking, but falls asleep standing up.
I'm sorry your pullet is not well.

Can you post some photos of her, her poop and the inside of her beak?
Was it food stuck inside the beak or could it have possibly been canker, lesions or brown/yellow plagues?

Is her crop empty first thing in the morning before she eats/drinks?

What type of food/treats are you feeding? It may be easier for her to eat wet mushy feed for a few days to see if that makes a difference.

Here's what canker looks like:
https://www.chickenvet.co.uk/news/post/a-review-of-oral-lesions-in-backyard-chickens


 

kris10benavides

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Dec 17, 2016
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Austin, Texas
Thank you for responding.
We feed her layer crumbles, but just switched to pellets. Occasional yogurt and seeds for treats. Frozen watermelon on days that are over 95 degrees. Her weight dropped so she got scrambled eggs yesterday. Her crop always seems empty. Here are some pics I took today.
 

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Wyorp Rock

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She may be having some reproductive issues if she stopped laying a while back. Do you notice if she has any swelling or fluid in the abdomen?

It might be a good idea to have the vet re-check to see if the worms are gone and see if she's got an overload of Coccidiosis.
 

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