wheezing and shaking head?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by omelette's mom, Sep 22, 2010.

  1. omelette's mom

    omelette's mom New Egg

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    One of our chickens is wheezing and shaking her head? Any ideas what this might be? And what do we do?

    Thanks!
     
  2. huck

    huck Out Of The Brooder

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    Is there any discharge around the eyes or nose?

    Isolate her and watch her/the other chickens. There are a few serious chicken respiratory problems that could cause this.... but it could also be just a cold or in response to dust in the air.
     
  3. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Here is a helpful poultry diseases website with diagnosis charts at the bottom (there is a shaking head and respiratory disease part there):

    http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ps044
     
  4. OregonChickenGal

    OregonChickenGal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She could just have something stuck in her crop. A blade of grass, a feather or ? One of my hens was shaking her head and had a rattle in her chest for about 3 weeks. I did the oil for crop impaction etc. but still didn't go away. I was beginning to wonder if something else was going on. Other than that, she was fine. It finally just went away. That was 2 mos ago. I'm thinking she must of had something stuck in her crop.
     
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  5. omelette's mom

    omelette's mom New Egg

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    Thanks all - she seems fine today. Must have just been something stuck somewhere! [​IMG]

    Got lots of good info for when/if something worse does happen - so thank you!
     
  6. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    omelette's mom :

    Thanks all - she seems fine today. Must have just been something stuck somewhere! [​IMG]

    Got lots of good info for when/if something worse does happen - so thank you!

    Oh wonderful!!![​IMG]
     

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