6 week old bantam sneezing
Where did this chick come from-- a breeder, a hatchery, feed store, or did you hatch it? Respiratory diseases can be dormant in flocks, but can show up in new chicks around this age, or in older chickens when stressed. Sneezing can be due to disease, poor air circulation, mold, or from dusty feed or coop conditions. Viral infectious bronchitis can cause sneezing and runny nose, while MG (mycoplasma,) coryza, an ILT can cause wheezing, and many other symptoms.
Yesterday I started Arlene, Jr. on an antibiotic because of sneezing and clear discharge from nose. She is by herself, I am also medicating other chicks I just bought as Arlene was fine until I brought new chickens into garage. Although they are in separate container, they are right next to where Arlene, Jr. is.
Arlene, Jr. doesn't seem to be sneezing quite as much as she was yesterday. I had to force her to drink, she wasn't eating. Today she is drinking on her own and can get her to eat some moistened food. I've had tocrumble up some (can't think of name right now but it's those dried worms) and sprinkled it over moistened food and this is how I got her to start eating late last night.
Does this sound like I'm doing the right thing?
Hopefully she won't have to be alone for very long. Can you place a small mirror and a little fuzzy stuffed animal in close to her? Some people even use feather dusters for "friends." When she is finally well, place her in with the others in a little cage so that she can be accepted by them, but not hurt until she is bigger and strong enough. Any new chicken suddenly placed with a group, will be attacked fiercely, so she will need to be re-integrated slowly.