Chicks Sneezing? Help

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  1. nikevijo

    nikevijo HorseAholic

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    I have a bunch of 1 week olds. 2 started what I think is sneezing.. Sounds like a sneeze, but they do it alot. I seperated them, but I am worried about the others. Can I give them something??
     
  2. charmedbychickens

    charmedbychickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm curious what the experienced chicken farmers will say about this also. I have a 4 1/2 week old that has been sneezing since I brouhgt her home. She's growing just fine with no signs of anything else wrong with her except her poo is sometimes quite runny.
     
  3. Glenda L Heywood

    Glenda L Heywood Chillin' With My Peeps

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    it could mean several things
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    WikiAnswers - Why does your chicken sneeze Chickens and Roosters question: Why does your chicken sneeze? Do you mean one particular chicken? Does the chicken sneeze only sometimes, then seem fine ...
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    Why does your chicken sneeze?
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    Chickens have noses that are just little holes next to their top beak. When they peck at the ground or eat messy things, they will wipe their nose on the grass or their body to clean their nose. Sometimes, I think, it helps to sneeze.
    Sneezing is often just a way for the chicken to clear dust and debris from its nasal cavities. Careful observation of the birds general health is needed to determine if something more is going on. Check for mucus around the mouth eyes and nostrils. See if the chicken is active among the flock and going about its daily routines.

    If the bird is quiet and inactive during the day then you can assume it is in fact sick. Partially closed and dull eyes are another sign the bird feels unwell. A water soluble tonic called Polytonine A added to the water will help perk up the flock and is available under several brand names from local feed and grain suppliers. Watch for loose stools and blood in the feces, these are signs of more serious problems.

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    Your Bird's Health by The Easy Chicken for beginners ... Brought to you by The Easy Chicken Poultry and Supply. ... It can cause respiratory problems for them, and sneezing/allergy fits for you. ...
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    Cleaning

    This is probably the easiest way to avoid sick birds. Over-cleaning is not necessary. The birds need to have access to droppings to maintain natural "gut flora". I know it sounds awful, but it's absolutely necessary for their health.

    Excessive dust in their coop. It can cause respiratory problems for them, and sneezing/allergy fits for you. I hose the coops down entirely on a regular basis (3 months or so) to keep them as dust-free as possible.

    if you goto
    http://www.google.com
    put in
    chickens sneezing and read there are a lot to learn there
     
  4. charmedbychickens

    charmedbychickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Glenda. I looked on several different sites that I found on Google. Some of them are saying if the dropping are green or yellow that it could be a sign of a disease. I happened to be holding my little girl today and she plopped one right in my hand. [​IMG] It was a little on the green/yellow side. The web sites recommend Terramycin. Has anyone used this for these types of symptoms and has it worked?
     

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