hen with breathing problems

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My silkie hen as recently began "rattling" when she breathes. It sounds as if she might have a cold or a little fluid in her lungs. But she seems to be doing fine otherwise. Does anyone know what she might have and the treatment of it? Thanks Kelli

-- Kelli (bingo215@yahoo.com), December 05, 2001


What we use is Aureomycin antibiotic powder. It is in a yellow and white bag at any feed or farm store. you mix it with water & the dosage for chickens is on the back. It is cheap and has worked well for us.

-- bergy (bergy5@email.com), December 06, 2001.

Kelli... I had a problem like this start about a month ago, then the eyes started mucking up and staying closed. My vet diagnosed a most likely disease called infectious coryza. Has your hen improved? Mine did, then 3 more got it. It stays in silent carriers. I'm now trying to locate the vaccine ... Please email me and let me know. Michele.

-- MicheleRaePadgett (michelesmelodyfarm@yahoo.com), December 08, 2001.

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