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Today I have spent the day watching them very often as I noticed yesterday I didn't hear any sneezing. (They have had garlic/acv water and vetRX) What I have noticed is there is no head shaking or sneezing EXCEPT while and shortly after eating. They are currently eating grower crumbles. I have not tested any other feed but could that be connected somehow? If it was respiratory, wouldn't they do it at any time? There is not a single other symptom and hasn't for 3 days. Everything else about them looks great. I'm going to wet food down and give wet food to them tomorrow and test this theory before I contact the people I got them from. 

 

They were also vaccinated as chicks. I'm not sure what all vaccines are included or if it makes a difference in their situation as we did not vaccinate our flock. 

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Do as you see is right......You really want these Chicks.....If you did not change your clothes, shoes...as you tended each flock? The disease has already spread.............

 

Best of luck.......

 

 

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Do as you see is right......You really want these Chicks.....If you did not change your clothes, shoes...as you tended each flock? The disease has already spread.............

 

Best of luck.......

 

 

Cheers!

 

 

I don't know that i REALLY want them, just want to be certain. I do change my clothes and shows and wash up as much as possible between them. 

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I think I would continue to observe them for the usual 30 day quarantine that one normally gives when adding new chickens to the flock. If they are not showing symptoms now, they may not be sick. Usually with a respiratory infection such as bronchitis or MG, symptoms will persist for several weeks. I wouldn't add obviously sick chickens to my flock, but yours may be okay. Sometimes just transporting chickens to a new environment and stressing them out will bring out odd symptoms. Just take your time, and use your judgement. Many chickens will occasionally exhibit sneezing or head shaking if feed is dusty. That dosen't mean they are sick if they are normal most of the time. Time will tell. Good luck. 


Edited by Eggcessive - 12/16/16 at 3:44pm
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Do as you see is right......You really want these Chicks.....If you did not change your clothes, shoes...as you tended each flock? The disease has already spread.............

 

Best of luck.......

 

 

Cheers!

 

 

I don't know that i REALLY want them, just want to be certain. I do change my clothes and shows and wash up as much as possible between them. 

Decide soon...your dealing with possibly a potential out break in your other Birds.....Bio security......Chickens carry disease.....All Chickens do.....

 

Your call.....I would of had them back to the seller the same day.....

 

 

 

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