Wheezing hen.... looks to be spreading? --- help ****UPDATE****

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by FLchook, Oct 20, 2011.

  1. FLchook

    FLchook Chillin' With My Peeps

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    1 of my americana hens is wheezing and gaping for air. another hen is starting to "honk" every so often, and Sunshine is becoming very lethargic..... All 3 hens lethargic, and it all started today.
    crop is empty... seeing no signs of worms in her mouth... feel no egg. don't know what I can do for her. Everyone was healthy and happy earlier this morning. I got home this afternoon and found my girls this way...

    Thanks,
    Shannon
     
    Last edited: Oct 21, 2011
  2. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    Have you brought in any new birds? Have you checked for gape worms?
     
  3. FLchook

    FLchook Chillin' With My Peeps

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    no new birds... didn't see any in any of their throats. Well 2 of them. Leggy wouldn't let me get a good look. (darn stubborn legghorns lol)

    I have them separate, put PetRx on them, have them in a warm room with a steamer running. Seem like she is breathing a bit easier, but could just be me being hopeful.

    Could it be a "cold" of sorts? We had mass amounts of rain last weekend, then cold front hit us yesterday. Dropped to 50's last night.

    Thanks.
     
  4. PtldChick

    PtldChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could be a fungal infection if no other symptoms. Check out the thread by speckled hen and then the one on Oxine AH.

    Good luck!
     
  5. FLchook

    FLchook Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Huge improvements today!!! [​IMG] Leggy seems to be her ol self again. No honking today.. Feathers, the one who couldn't breath is breathing well, up and about eating/drinking. Sunshine got a little worse over the night, but through the day I'm seeing slow improvement. Fingers are crossed. [​IMG]

    Still have them separated, in warm room with a humidifier with VetRx going.
     

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