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one of my chickens was panting heavily this morning, she is

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one of my chickens was panting heavily this morning, she is still breathing heavily, and is
now sitting on her own in the coup
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Bird
Expert:  Anna replied 3 years ago.

Hello and welcome. I apologize that no one has responded to your question sooner. Different experts come online at various times. I just came online and saw your question. My name is Anna, and I'm a biologist with a special interest in birds. I have kept poultry for over 20 years.I'm sorry to hear of this problem. Unfortunately, panting and lethargy can be symptoms of dozens of different dosorders, so we have to try to narrow it down.

When did she last lay an egg?

Is she squatting, rather than actually sitting?

Will she eat?

Is there any discharge from her nostrils or eyes?

Are there any droppings stuck to her back end?

Thank you.