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sick chicken, sneezes and shakes head

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hello everyone. I have a golden laced cochin bantam hen that has been sneezing and shaking her head for a couple of weeks.  I have been giving her tetracycline for over a week and she shows no signs of improvement.  She eats and drinks plenty. Other than the sneezing and shaking her head when she does it , she seems fine and active. Any ideas on what could be wrong with her and how to treat it? Thanks so much.

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Welcome to BYC. It could possibly be infectious bronchitis, and sense that is a virus, antibiotics won't treat it. IB can last several weeks, with sneezing and nasal mucus the usual signs. There can be decreased laying or wrinkled eggs temporarily. Have you seen any other birds with sneezing, since IB usually can affect most of the flock?

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Here is a good link about common diseases including IB and other respiratory diseases:  http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ps044

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