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Our chicken keeps making a sound like the word" ma", could

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our chicken keeps making a sound like the word " ma", could it be repiratory? no more clucking, just "ma" even while walking. she is now roosting and I can still hear her every minute or so, "ma".
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Have you looked to see if there is a wound on their foot?
Customer: sorry,no. I'm new at this (city slicker turning country bumkin)
JA: The Veterinarian will ask you more detailed questions to find out what is causing this. What is the bird's name and age?
Customer: Diadra is a little over a year
JA: How old is Diadra?
Customer: a little over a year old.
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Diadra?
Customer: not really.
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Bird Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 2 months ago.

Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you with today. I do apologize that your question was not answered before. Different experts come online at various times; I just came online, read about your wee one’s situation, and wanted to help.

Again I do apologize that my colleagues could not aid you sooner, but can you tell me:

How long has she been doing this?

Is she breathing faster then her companions?

Does she gape or open mouth breathe?

Any appetite loss, weight loss, or reduced activity?

When were they last wormed?