Wheezy hen. *UPDATE its spreading please help.*

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Jferlisi, Dec 28, 2011.

  1. Jferlisi

    Jferlisi i dont eat chicken!!!!

    Nov 2, 2010
    Menifee CA
    So one of my hens is really wheezy. She was going from sun bathing to standing in water back to sun bathing and just kept doing that. I separated her and put some vitamins in her water. When i was holding her i noticed she has a really snotty/crusty nose. What else should i be doing? Does anyone know what could have caused this. She is a SS LF and little over a year old.
    ETA* she does have labored breathing while laying down. Also she was perfectly fine last night.
     
    Last edited: Dec 29, 2011
  2. rbaker0345

    rbaker0345 Big Mamma Brahma

    Sounds like an upper respiratory infection. First make her a mash of fresh greens (like kale), lots of garlic and olive oil. These all have natural antibiotics that bacteria can't develop a resistance to (except for the greens, they provide beta carotene, a precursor of vitamin A which the body needs to repair mucous membranes). Then get some terramyacin soluble powder and give her that in her water.
     
  3. Jferlisi

    Jferlisi i dont eat chicken!!!!

    Nov 2, 2010
    Menifee CA
    Quote:Ok thank you. I didn't have any olive oil but it did have some left over bruschetta that has olive oil in it so i gave her some. She ate all the greens, and garlic and all but the tomatoes.
     
  4. Jferlisi

    Jferlisi i dont eat chicken!!!!

    Nov 2, 2010
    Menifee CA
    ok so she has be separated for over 24 hours and now a few of my other hens are showing signs. One of my brahma's has the crusty nose and has bubbles coming from her left eye and my lakenvelder has the crusty nose. Neither of them have the wheezy cough type thing. What is this? What do i do to treat it?
     
  5. JakRat

    JakRat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2009
    Dover
    What beauties!

    I saw a product at agway the other day called VetRX it says that it is used for chicken colds. When I posted on here about getting some, I got a positive response, so it may be something to try????

    Good Luck!!
     
  6. RedReiner

    RedReiner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    do a search of this forum for runny eyes snotty noses coughing wheezing etc. you will find lots of info. whatever it is its contagious and needs to be treated with GOOD antibiotics. tylan 50 injections are what I used.
     
  7. Jferlisi

    Jferlisi i dont eat chicken!!!!

    Nov 2, 2010
    Menifee CA
    Quote:I have done this but alot of the major ones have alot of the same symptoms. Where would one get tylan 50?
     
  8. JakRat

    JakRat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2009
    Dover
    Quote:I have done this but alot of the major ones have alot of the same symptoms. Where would one get tylan 50?

    I got mine at Tractor Supply. You have to get the syringes though even if you plan on giving it to them orally since thats really the only way to get it out of the bottle.
     
  9. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    You can get it at Tractor Supply or similar places (or on-line). I bought syr. w/needles at a pharmacy (mine are 28s, very small). They're diabetic type needles - you have to ask for them behind the pharm. counter. TS only sells larger sized needles.
     

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