Chicken with a cold

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Quaker, Sep 24, 2011.

  1. Quaker

    Quaker New Egg

    Sep 24, 2011
    Hi. I am a new member to Back Yard Chickens. One of my chickens has a cold. Her beak is snotty and her feathers under the wing quite crusty , because of sleeping with her head under her wing, I guess. Will the cold go without a visit to the vet? Is there anything we can do to help her along? And should we wash her crusty feathers or will that make matters worse?
    Aside from that she is in wonderful condition and seems quite happy. Good appetite, drinking etc.
    She is POL and hasn't laid her first egg yet so quite young.
    Thanks for any advise out there.
  2. smarquis86

    smarquis86 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 17, 2011
    Yakima, WA
    Welcome from Yakima,WA [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The best thing for you to do is hit the report button on your post and ask for it to be moved to the emergencies/diseases/and cures page to get an answer.
    sorry i cant help but hope some one will be able to good luck
  3. greymane

    greymane Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 2, 2011
    Snyder County, PA
    [​IMG] from the Finger Lakes of New York! Best of luck with your sick chicken. [​IMG]
  4. BellevueOmlet

    BellevueOmlet Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 10, 2010
    I wish I had an answer for you. I'm sure if you post in the chicken emergencies area - you will get a quick response.

    Welsome to BYC
  5. dmitchell

    dmitchell Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 2, 2011
    Hi there, I have a fast answer it Tylan antibotic. If you have a vet you can take the chicken to, do so. I have two hens I am treating for upper respirary infection. a cough and congestion in lung sound. Given treatment was Tylan antibotic I got mine from feed store. "The Stock Market" in Conyers Ga. You give 1/2 to 1 cc SQ injection once or twice daily. AFter two days I can tell a difference. It's worth a try. You will have to have insulin syringes.
    Hope this helped.

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