Zatana seems to be gasping for air.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by musiclovelife, Oct 16, 2016.

  1. musiclovelife

    musiclovelife New Egg

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    Hello! I am fairly new to keeping chickens and have inherited 8 lovely hens and a beautiful rooster. Today when going out to feed my flock. I noticed one hen, named Zatana, was gasping for breath. I have brought her inside, bundled her up, and made a nest of warm towels for her, but I really don't know what to do or what could be wrong. I will link a video of the gasping below. It seems to be constant, as if she can't breathe. If anyone could help, I would greatly appreciate it.

     
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  2. Check down her mouth and see if anything is blocking her air passage(food, pebble, ect)
     
  3. MasterOfClucker

    MasterOfClucker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If there is something in her throat massage helps,and Olive oil
     
  4. Fluffers

    Fluffers Chillin' With My Peeps

    does she eat worms or slugs a lot? could be gape worm
     
  5. Fluffers

    Fluffers Chillin' With My Peeps

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