Chicken with breathing problems : LUSENET : Countryside : One Thread

Hello All, I am usually a lurker, but now I need some help!I have a Rhode Island Red hen that is not feeling well. She is wheezing and having a hard time breathing. I have her separated from the rest of the flock now. She is eating well, but seems week. Any ideas how to treat this?? Thanks

-- Chris Dehen (, January 11, 2001


Hmm. I don't but am interested in the answers. Good luck to you.

-- sheepish (WA) (, January 11, 2001.

it sounds like maybe she has pneumonia{sp},i would give her and all the others an antibiotic.I use tyramyacin{sp} its a powder you mix in water.It is hard to dose out w/out an automatic waterer,I make it look like lemon aid.I do not know if you can still use the eggs,or for how long it will show up in them.

-- renee oneill{md.} (, January 11, 2001.

Give all the chickens Tyramycin (sp) it comes in a foil envelope, you should be able to pick it up at your local feed store. Mix 1 1/2 tablespoons per gallon of water, mix fresh every 12 hours for 3 days. Give this as their only water avalible. Good Luck!!!

-- Mark in NC Fla (, January 11, 2001.

I ran across this last night actually.


-- Eric in TN (, January 12, 2001.

Your chicken may simply have worms. I had two chickens whose smyptoms were similar. One died. Then I asked for help, and was told it might be worms, treated my chickens with piperzine--and had no more wheezing, choking, and gagging.

-- Lela R. Picking (, January 13, 2001.

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