Wheezing, Sneezing Hen?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by MendonMan, Jan 2, 2014.

  1. MendonMan

    MendonMan Out Of The Brooder

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    One of four of my hens starting making this sound today (found a video online). No discharge, no other apparent distress, eating fine. I'm in western NY and I'm going through a blizzard right now.



    If I have to separate her, can I bring her inside (basement, unheated garage)? Will she not be able to go back into the cold due to acclimation to the warmth?

    She's always made the funny squeak with a sneeze when she gets excited, like if I let them out and sit down or she starts wolfing down food in a rush to beat everyone.

    Any help is appreciated. Thanks.
     
  2. rbaker0345

    rbaker0345 Big Mamma Brahma

    Start by isolating her. Bring a fecal sample to your vet to check for worms. If your vet protests, just tell him or her that they would be looking for the same species of worms that a dog or cat would have. Definitely isolate her though.
     
  3. Mammachix

    Mammachix Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi, Sounds exactly like my hen. We did bring her inside to isolate her. None of the other 20 hens in the flock has it after a week, which is great. After reading a lot of older threads and posts, we ended up getting Tyson-50 at Tractor Supply, and after four days of injections she started to improve. Now, I just have no idea if she can go back to the flock once healthy. I figure she will be an inside girl for a few more weeks until the cold breaks.

    Good luck!
     

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