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CHICKEN SNEEZING or coughing or choking

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by bwebb7, Aug 22, 2008.

  1. bwebb7

    bwebb7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My 5 month old hen started sneezing (?) 2 days ago. I first thought she was choking and then I saw her and it looks like a sneeze or cough. I don't get a whole lot of time back there since Wed-as I went back to work but it was that evening.
    I dumped the water in the coop and put a pan of water that I dissolved antibx in.
    Is this O.K.?
     
    Last edited: Aug 22, 2008
  2. d.k

    d.k red-headed stepchild

    * Is there any discharge fluid or mucus in her nostrils? Any wheezing or other respiratory symtoms? I made the mistake of buying crumbles this last time, and there's a lot of feed 'dust'. My hen sometimes sneezes just from getting a snoot full of that.
     
  3. chicken_boy_Kurt

    chicken_boy_Kurt Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 20, 2008
    Is she doing it alot or just every once in a while?
    Mine sneeze whenever they eat a certain kind of mash food that we bought so we stopped buying it.
     
  4. bwebb7

    bwebb7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    no discharge, no mucous, no congestion...
    I have always fed crumbles but, I did notice this time that it was dustier than ever before-it's the first time I got Layer crumbles.
    She is kept with my May 16 hatchlings that Ive always had on starter and since she started laying I switched them all over to layer.
    The only time I've been out there is feeding time:( and with all the rain T.S. Faye is dumping on us that's kind of a quick trip too.
    So a couple of days ago I noticed her sneezing every 2 min's and I got worried so I immediatley took the waterer out and filled a pan with water that I dissolved Terramycin in and came in and posted-this is the 3rd day on meds and I'll update on wether or not she is still sneezing.
    How long do you medicate?
     
    Last edited: Aug 23, 2008

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