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Huxley Harter
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Location: Monticello Florida
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Hey Permies, I have a chicken that just started making a "huh/hmm" sound every time she exhales. If it's a disease, should she be culled? I've heard that viruses stay wth them for life. I have a small flock so I'm reluctant to lose a young layer, but if all the others are at risk then it's worth it. She's 4 months old and appeared to be healthy. No foamy eyes or watery sinuses yet. I just noticed her strange exhaling sound and quickly put her in quarantine.
It just rained buckets after a dry spell so the air is humid (Florida) Any suggestions? Thanks, Huxley
 
Barbara Martin
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Hi Huxley,

If she appears to be gasping for breath too, consider gape worms. They were very bad in this area last spring after a wet spell and are spread by birds. After losing 3 pullets with no real warning, I opted to treat the whole flock.
 
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