Wheezing 3 y/o Barred Rock

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by LegacyFarm, Jul 29, 2014.

  1. LegacyFarm

    LegacyFarm Hatching

    Jul 29, 2014
    My otherwise fine looking BR is wheezing really hard today. She was in the nesting bucket and I took her out and put her by the water and she drank quite a bit. It's hot and dry here, around 100 degrees. We lost 2 hens a couple weeks ago when it was 100+, they gave no warning of their impending demise. Any ideas? All the other chickens seem fine.
  2. cafarmgirl

    cafarmgirl Crowing

    I'd bring her inside where she can cool off and keep cool water and food avaibable. See if she improves, that will tell you if she's got heat stress. I'd be concerned since you've already lost a couple birds. Do they have a fan and a place to get their feet wet? Or access to shady areas of a yard where they can hang out under bushes? When the weather hits 95 here the barn fans run from 9:30 a.m. to midnight or 2:00 a.m. depending on temps and humidity.

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