Wheezing Hen

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by sarahs31, Feb 21, 2009.

  1. sarahs31

    sarahs31 Out Of The Brooder

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    My husband must think I'm the Chicken Whisper and that I should just make her better. Honey, I say, I 've tried to figure it out and I'm stumped...."well make some calls" he says....Umm, to whom? Chicken vets aren't real common and that requires a fair amount of $$.

    I've have been spending a fair amount of time researching here but her symptoms are fairly non-specific and common to so many things....

    So for my husbands sake, as I know, even though he's a hunter, he's not crazy about the culling...here's the scoop.

    Have a 2+ yr old Production Red hen that has extremely labored breathing and has a very noisy, flutey breath. This is going on for about 4-5 days already. She's exhibiting no paralysis, I've quarantined her. No crop issues, no vent discharge, not alot of appetite or thirst. Just stands with her head down with heavy labored breaths. No apparent injuries, no apparent pox or wounds. (ok wounds where the others were picking on her before I moved her.) Green bile colored stool (worried about Mareks but no other chickens are wheezing, and no paralysis, stumbling etc and I've added no new chickens in the last 5 months)

    I've set her up in the infirmary with a heat lamp and food and water. Am I missing a classic symptom. I just hate to see her suffer and maybe should try an antibiotic before I give the final ok......
     
  2. sarahs31

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    Ok, another 2 hours of research....anyone have any idea of the symptoms of Histoplasmosis in the bird itself?
     
  3. nzpouter

    nzpouter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sounds like cold or lung worm.
     

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