Chicken sneezing

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Tomcat7810, Sep 21, 2013.

  1. Tomcat7810

    Tomcat7810 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey all,

    I have a flock of about 15 chickens. 3 of the are sneezing about ever 2 - 5 minutes. I just noticed today. ANy advice?
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict

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    Any other symptoms like swelling of the face or eyes, eye bubbles, eye or thick nasal drainage? Any foul odor? If not it may be infectious bronchitis, but could still be mycoplasma G. Tylan 50 or Tylan powder would be a good antibiotic to have in case they develop more symptoms. Here is some info on the diseases and symptoms (look especially at MG, IB, and coryza.) http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ps044
     
  3. Tomcat7810

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    They act normal and I don't see any other symptoms. But the cough/sneeze
     
  4. Fancychooklady

    Fancychooklady Chicken Obsessed

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    Mine honk and sneeze when I feed them dry crumble. They eat it so fast that it's more like they are inhaling it than swallowing it. Keep an eye out for other symptoms. Wheezing is usually the onset of upper respitory problems.
     
  5. redfishingirl

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    Sometimes when it is dry out my girls will sneeze, or one will sneeze over and over for a few hours. But it usually goes away. I would watch for other symptoms carefully, but in my flock, it's usually a temporary condition.
     
  6. Tomcat7810

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    What the best thing to give them for it. Also how ? Water?
     
  7. Eggcessive

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    Personally I would not give them anything unless they develop the other symptoms I listed. If or when they do, I would use Tylan 50 1ml either as a shot in the breast for 3 days or orally for 5 days. If you read the link it gives medication suggestions.
     

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