We bought 10 broiler chicks on Monday (hatched Monday morning), and on Tuesday I noticed one chick sort of sneezing, certainly congested. He does that all the time now, no worse no better. It is Day 3 today. Another baby chick started to do the same.
Do you know what's happening?
We feed them organic broiler starter, water with kobmucha. They are with a broody hen, in a brand new clean brooder, inside the house.
The hen is OK. She hatched one chick a week ago, he is also fine so far (he is in the same brooder).
My understanding is that if chicks get infected within a day or two, it must be viral, not bacterial. Is this correct?
Can I do anything to help them? Is it contagious?
The sneezing babies eat and drink well. They are not lethargic. But they are constantly sneezing.
Thank you so much for your help!
Edited by Tatiana110 - 11/12/15 at 7:15pm