Chicken Sniffles

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by jmcinnes34, May 7, 2009.

  1. jmcinnes34

    jmcinnes34 Out Of The Brooder

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    What does it mean if my chickens have the sniffles?
     
  2. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

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    I think you need to post more details. Are they sneezing or coughing? Is there discharge from the beak. Are they lethargic, eating & drinking well, etc. Is there a bad smell?
     
  3. jmcinnes34

    jmcinnes34 Out Of The Brooder

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    I don't think there is any of the above, there just sniffling and they may be sneezing once in a while, I can't tell if it is a sneeze or not though. It isn't all of them either, I think just the younger ones.
     
  4. horsejody

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    I would separate them from the others for now and watch for more symptoms.
     
  5. I have WHAT in my yard?

    I have WHAT in my yard? Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 24, 2008
    Eggberg, PA
    So, Jody, I have mine segregated, if there are no other symptoms what does it mean.


    I posted this below:
    I just got four chicks - at one week old. Now at two weeks the one chick seems to be sneezing. It has no other symptoms and no runny eyes, no discharge nothing. The flock that they hatched out of is also healthy seeming, but i know sick birds can be carriers.

    Do I cull this chick to save the flock? Do I have to get rid of all four? I have them quarantined form my main flock.​
     
  6. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

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    I have WHAT in my yard? :

    So, Jody, I have mine segregated, if there are no other symptoms what does it mean.


    I posted this below:
    I just got four chicks - at one week old. Now at two weeks the one chick seems to be sneezing. It has no other symptoms and no runny eyes, no discharge nothing. The flock that they hatched out of is also healthy seeming, but i know sick birds can be carriers.

    Do I cull this chick to save the flock? Do I have to get rid of all four? I have them quarantined form my main flock.

    I don't know what it might mean. Either the symptoms will subside or more will appear. Once my rooster got the sniffles. I separated him and he got better. I worried about what it might have been. It happened right after I cleaned the coop and put new straw in. Since then, everytime I change the straw he gets the sniffles. I think he has an allergy.

    Without more symptoms I think that it is difficult to know the cause.​
     

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