Can a chicken be allergic to grass pollen?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by unbaked pegga, Apr 3, 2016.

  1. unbaked pegga

    unbaked pegga Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 22, 2014
    Mt Juliet Tn
    Right now our grass pollen is extremely high. My chicken started coughing and mouth breathing and shaking her head. I took her to the vet and $189 later she had to have 5 antibiotic shots and he wormed her just as a precaution. She is no longer coughing or mouth breathing, but she does have a runny nose. That is what happens to me when the grass pollen is high. I have tried Googling this but I cannot find anything. Does anybody know if a chicken can have allergies like humans?
  2. OrganicFarmWife

    OrganicFarmWife Overrun With Chickens

    Oct 21, 2015
    No where Nebraska
    I do not think so, I could be wrong. More likely you had an infection and the chicken is still fighting it off.
    They can breath in mold and become sick that way. But I do not believe chickens get allergies like humans.

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