chicken is coughing or sneezing

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

  1. gmcdeadhead

    gmcdeadhead New Egg

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    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

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    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

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    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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