A cough or sneeze!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by cochinbantam-lover, Oct 30, 2009.

  1. cochinbantam-lover

    cochinbantam-lover Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 1, 2009
    Wisconsin
    What could cause a chicken to sneeze or cough? One of my frizzle roos I noticed just today with this clear stuff in his mouth and he acted like he either was coughing or sneezing some. What are you ideas about this, should I separate him till I know waht's up? I don't really like doing that just cuz of the stress but if you think I should please share with me your ideas and suggestions. Sure would appreciate them!!
    Thankyou so much!
     
  2. purpletree23

    purpletree23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would separate so your other chickens don't catch it if it is contagious. Sounds like a respiratory infection or CRD. Search this site for both. Some people use Vet RX, it's like Vicks for chickens and some like to use an antibiotic. There is a lot of information here.

    Good luck
     
  3. cochinbantam-lover

    cochinbantam-lover Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 1, 2009
    Wisconsin
    Thanks so much!! He isn't doing anything today, maybe he had something in his thoat. I will keep an eye on him the next few days to be sure he's ok!!
    Thanks again!
     
  4. sammi

    sammi Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 21, 2007
    Southeast USA
    don't forget to check the crop.

    describe the droppings..color and consistency..

    are the eyes wet?

    any wheezing?

    Oxine might help..

    as Purple Tree posted..lots of respiratory posts..
     

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