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

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    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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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