What could this be?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by fishyrobb, May 1, 2017.

  1. fishyrobb

    fishyrobb New Egg

    May 1, 2017
    I got 8 new hens about 2 months ago. One of them has been coughing with rattling breath sounds since I got her. It has not gotten any better or any worse and none of the other chickens have caught whatever it is. Her eggs also have a rough chalky shell and today's egg was super small. I was thinking it might infectious bronchitis, but doesn't that usually runs its course and then clear up? Two months seems to be a long time to have it without getting any better or worse. She acts completely normal otherwise, active, eating and drinking fine, etc. Also, the entire flock was wormed a few weeks ago when one of them had roundworms. Ideas?
  2. eggbert420

    eggbert420 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 15, 2017
    Sinus infection.

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