Wheezing birds...is it normal?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by JLS, Nov 8, 2009.

  1. JLS

    JLS Love my feathered babies!

    May 29, 2009
    My Coop
    My girls are 25 wks old - Orpingtons & Favorelles

    A few of them are wheezing. They are active, eating, drinking, & laying. One looks like she has had loose stools (there is some poop on her fluff).

    I purchased them from McMurray and they were vaccinated before I got them. I live in Maine so our temps have been ranging from 25F at night to mid 40's in the day.

    There is no discharge coming from their nostrils. I use shavings for their bedding and floor.

    Should I be worried? Do they need to be medicated? Please let me know if you have any ideas.
  2. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    I don't have an answer for you but will ask a few questions [​IMG]

    When do you hear the wheezing - when just standing around the girls or do you have your ear to their bodies?

    Do you keep them in the coop or do they have a run/free range?

    What are you feeding them? Do the seem to be loosing weight?

    Not sure if any of these questions will give the direct answer, but might help.

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