4 week old chicks sneezing

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by goldeneggtees, Apr 24, 2009.

  1. goldeneggtees

    goldeneggtees Fluffy Butt Nut

    Mar 11, 2009
    Long Island, NY
    Hi, a newbie and worried owner of 8 b/o chicks just wanted to know… is it normal for them to sneeze a few times a day? Seems like I am always hearing sneezing going on. They seem healthy and happy in most other ways, except for one chick who has crazy feathers and is a little red under her wings, but other than that healthy. I just moved them to a dog crate with wire outside so they can get plenty of air and they are still on their medicated chick starter for another month.
     
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Sneezing can be caused by alot of things - dusty enviroment or dusty starter crumbles. If they aren't showing any other symptoms, runny eyes or nasal drainage etc, I wouldn't worry too much. Re-assess if the sneezing continues.
    One of my now grown chickens has sneezed since she was little, usually when she eats too fast. She's also prone to the chickens version of the hiccups.
     

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