Sneezing Marans hen
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I have seperated my younger birds to a heated brooder. I have 5 birds in the house who were really sick but seem to be getting better. 2 of them I never thought they would live past the first day but are on day 3 in the house. I am treating with Oxytetracyclin with vitamins added but have ordered Deneguard and a Electolyte. Just waiting for it to come in.
Last night I did my nightly feed thing just a bit of corn. I noticed one of my marans hens was wheezing sneezing and I dare say cough. When I went out to shut off there lay light like 2 hours later I check that hen her crop had no food in it but felt like snot. I've never had a sick hen or lost one in almost 2 years I'm a bit panicked right now. Does she need medication should I bring her in the house. Any suggestions would be awseome
Sometimes they can get feed stuck in their throats and can make them cough or wheeze. Waiting a couple of hours to check again, you may not hear it again. Is she sounding any better now? If not, I would think about separating her and starting some antibiotics such as Tylan or oxytetracycline. Do your chickens get a balanced layer feed in addition to the occasional treat of corn?