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Chicken Cold?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by scarletbaby, Jul 8, 2010.

  1. scarletbaby

    scarletbaby In the Brooder

    May 23, 2010
    My 6 month old rooster has been sneezing with a runny nose for the past week now. The discharge from his beak is clear and its not like its running down his beak but its there. He still cleans himself, has a healthy apitite, and runs around the backyard like he usually does. He doesnt really have any other symptoms except he opens his mouth really wide like a yawn when he cleans himself, sometimes excessivly. This is my first time owning a chicken and i just want to make sure he's okay and if he isnt then hopefully you guys can help me identify what he has and help me cure it. Thanks.
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member 11 Years

    Could be environmental--dusty bedding or feed, pollen, etc. Chickens don't get colds, as such.
  3. DTRM30

    DTRM30 Songster

    May 25, 2009
    Not likely a cold. Either the beginnings of an illness or and environmental irritant.

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