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Can chickens catch a cold?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by littlecreekfarm, Nov 22, 2011.

  1. littlecreekfarm

    littlecreekfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 1, 2011
    can chickens catch a cold?
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    No, they cannot "catch" head colds, as such. They can, however, get pneumonia, fungal infections in the lungs, plus diseases that will make them carriers of that disease even if they seem to recover from the symptoms, like mycoplasmosis/CRD and Coryza.

    This thread has some good reading for you on fungal issues:
  3. Chicken_Pauper

    Chicken_Pauper Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 8, 2011
    Southern California

    How old are they? Have they ever been wormed, with what, when, how many times repeated?

    List the symptoms they are showing, their ages, whether you have ever wormed, etc..... More info please.

    Also... use the Search here on BYC to seach for symptoms.. and/or Worming or Worming with Valbazen.

    Good luck.
  4. littlecreekfarm

    littlecreekfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 1, 2011
    Quote:well it's just one hen......sneezing, hoarse voice. ages 22 weeks to 1 year. the hen sneezing , etc is 8 months. i wormed with Valbazen about 3 weeks ago. and 4 weeks before that.
  5. southernbell77

    southernbell77 New Egg

    Jul 21, 2013
    This morning one of my hens has what appears to be runny nose and or eyes. She also is having some congestion. Unsure what this is, I seperated her from the rest of my chickens.What is this and how do I treat it??

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