Wheezing, Sneezing Hen?

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

  1. MendonMan

    MendonMan Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 31, 2012
    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

    Sep 14, 2013
    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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