I have a dozen new Australorp pullets. They are now approximately 18 weeks old. When I brought them home about four weeks ago and introduced them to their new home I discovered that, because it was an extremely hot day, they were all badly dehydrated. After a few days of cool fresh water and good food they seemed to be fully recovered. That is, all but two of them. One spends each afternoon under a bush sleeping very soundly and the other is making the most awful wheezing noise as she breathes. Both these pullets are eating well but the symptoms stay the same. Neither pullet looks sick but something is definitely not right. Is there any cure for the awful wheezing? She sounds like she has a bad bronchial condition (and probably has). Does anybody out there have any advice or clues as to why this is happening? Will she recover with time? Is this one of the problems that can occur after bad dehydration? I had this problem several years ago when I purchased six meat pullets. They grew unbelievably fast and by the middle of an extremely cold winter when there was frost on the ground and the chooks drinking water was frozen each morning, one of the heavy meat pullets somehow managed to fall into the ducks bath water which was in an old bath tub. I found her thrashing around in the freezing water (I think she had only been in the tub for a minute or two) so I grabbed some towels and dried her off then I got my hair dryer and dried her off completely. This warmed her up as well. From that time onwards she had the most terrible gurgling wheeze and it never went away. She continued to eat an incredible amount of food, as only a meat chicken will, but she never got better. In the end my husband was forced to put her out of her misery with the axe.