chicken is coughing or sneezing

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by gmcdeadhead, Oct 7, 2012.

  1. gmcdeadhead

    gmcdeadhead New Egg

    May 13, 2012
    i got 2 rhode island reds the other night at auction , and i noticed only 1 is either lightly coughing or lightly sneezing , it's very faint but you can hear it , it does not look like a sick chicken , is this a problem or is it a problem starting?
  2. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    It's a problem. I recommend that you get rid of both birds especially if you have other birds at home. Remember and practice biosecurity.
    Last edited: Oct 7, 2012
  3. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    x2 It could be chronic respiratory disease.
  4. lilchick

    lilchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2008
    Williamsport In.
    CRD is just that chronic resp. disease. The chickens can be fine for along time then stress will bring it back out.

    If you keep these 2 chickens you must not mix them with any of your other birds. Just treat them with Tylan 50 and it should clear up.

    In the past I would buy chickens from auctions also. Learned my lesson the hard way when I brought home disease.

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