Opening up the nest box this morning, we discovered Nimbus cuddled up with Cirrus and Stratus breathing normally and back to her usual self. as the best box door opened, Nimbus was the first one out and ran the length of the coop to get to the food bowl.
There’s no sign of strange breathing noises and she is happily back with her girls. Maybe she had something caught in her throat yesterday? It’s the only thing that could explain why it suddenly came on and disappeared within a couple of hours. But whatever it was, we have new knowledge of medicine for chickens!