Chicks are sneezing!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by BarefootMom, Nov 10, 2010.

  1. BarefootMom

    BarefootMom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 20, 2010
    Half Way, Missouri
    Help! I bought some chicks a few weeks ago- I am not sure how old they are, the lady didn't really know for sure (said she didn't keep track) I think they are around 3 months old though. The lady already had them out in the coop with the other hens and didn't have a light on them. I went ahead and separated them from our hens and now have a red heat bulb on them, especially at night (our nights are around 30-40 degrees right now). The first night we didn't turn the heat bulb on and 4 died-the rest were all snuggled up against each other. I felt so bad for them.

    Some of them are sneezing. I am feeding medicated Chick Crumbles and they have a nice bed to lay in. Someone told me I should put some vitamins in their water?? If that is the case what is the name? any help would be appreciated. (We have had 8 die already)
  2. MysticScorpio82

    MysticScorpio82 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2009
    Maine, USA
  3. crazzzymike13

    crazzzymike13 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 15, 2007
    Go to the Feed store and get some Medicated chick Crumbles, Some vitamins for their water. And Vet Rx. Rub their face and their neck with the Vet Rx. IT has a vapor rub smell. It is real good stuff.
  4. welasharon

    welasharon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 28, 2010
    North Florida
    make sure the vitamins do not have iron in them
  5. Horsefly

    Horsefly Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2010
    Is the ventalation good in their area? I've had chicks start sneezing because I didn't have enough airflow trying to keep them warm. Also if they are on shavings for bedding that was put down resently there is alot of dust around that can make them sneeze.

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