So came home from work today to and went to let my chickens out for the afternoon. One of my chickens "Dottles" was making this terrible wheezing, noise..kind of like the air from her breathing was affecting her voice and made a loud noise as she breathed. I looked in her mouth to see if i could see anything stuck, inspected her vent and felt her crop and belly. Nothing unusual. She acted as if she was fine, beside the rapid and noisy breathing. She ate and drank happily as if no discomfort either. I took her to the vet incase there was something i could not see stuck in her throat...or if maybe he was sick with something? The vet had no idea and couldn't find anything. There's no mucus or nasty stuff either to suggest any sickness. They hadn't a clue. They referred me to see another vet in town who might know more - specialist in birds and exotic animals.... Though I am not sure if they'd be much help or a waste of $70 for a consultation? Dottle is now in a cat cage inside for the night...just incase it could be some sickness the others could catch. But tonight she isn't making any noise...I'm not sure if she's just settled and because she isn't breathing so heavily..or its suddenly gone? I don't want to disturb her to get her riled up to see if it comes back....I'll wait until morning. If it the noise is gone...should I still take her to the other vet? Should I let her be with the others yet? or keep her separate a while longer? More importantly....has anyone else experienced this before?? what did you do? any idea what it is? did the chook get better? Thanks for your help!