Weird rattle in New Pair

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by HeritageHenNut, May 1, 2016.

  1. HeritageHenNut

    HeritageHenNut Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought an adult pair of Salmon Faverolles yesterday, they are currently in quarantine away from my flock. Seemed good yesterday, but this morning the hen has a bit of a rattle when she breathes. Both are just a year old, 2015 hatch. Hen is bright and alert, eating and drinking (if a little unsure of her surroundings). I can't see any discharge either from her nostrils or eyes. Any ideas what might be going on?
     
  2. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Good move on quarantining them.
    It could be a number or respiratory illnesses.
    Sometimes an illness can present itself when stressed, such as coming to a new home.

    If it were me I would consider contacting your local agricultural agency or vet to see if they can perform a test to see if she has a contagious illness before introducing her to your flock.
    The results of the test would determine how to go forward, unfortunately if it were something that could/will be contracted by all flock members and make them "carriers for life" some hard decisions may have to be made.


    http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ps044
     
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  3. HeritageHenNut

    HeritageHenNut Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, my background is in horses and I was always taught to quarantine new animals so at least they've been nowhere near my flock yet.
     

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