Wheezing/acordian breathing hen Help!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by NapoleanGoose, Jun 5, 2010.

  1. NapoleanGoose

    NapoleanGoose Songster

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    My hen has just recovered from a prolapsed oviduct, and she's been looking so good! I was worried because she laid an egg today but nothing fell out, so I was very proud of her. The egg was a little bloody, but she seemed very happy. A couple hours later I came out to see her scratching around, but she was wheezing. Every breath she takes sounds like an acordian. Is there anything I can do for her? Or is she bleeding internally or something I can't see? She seems to be in a lot of pain but is still eating/drinking. I put her in a dark crate out of the heat with food and water. She is upset and pacing but seems quieter. [​IMG] Do I need to do the deed and put her down? It's been a hard three weeks already with the prolapse, and I'm worried it's been too much for her.

    Thank you

    Sierra
     
  2. MotherJean

    MotherJean Songster

    Need more info. Did she have any blood in her stool or discharge from her vent prior to the prolapse? Were you able to tell what cause the prolapse in the first place? Did you treat her with antibiotics for 7-14 days after the prolapse? Was this her first egg since her recovery?
     
  3. NapoleanGoose

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    No, she actually had normal poo during the prolapse, if not a bit wet. Probably just due to the antibiotics. I have had her on antibiotics for 2 wks. Not sure what caused it. I had just received her and a rooster from a neighbor. I had the roosters caged separately but one managed to get out and find the other, and his hen came with. I've heard they can prolapse from stress/shock, and thought maybe the roosters fighting could have triggered this. When I found her though the turkey was chasing her, and trying to peck at her. He could have started it I suppose though I think he was originally pecking at her featherbare and sunburned back. This is her first egg since.
     

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