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Clear nasal discharge, minimal sneezing, should I medicate & separate?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by teddiliza, Mar 15, 2008.

  1. teddiliza

    teddiliza Chillin' With My Peeps

    One of my BR type chicks has clear nasal discharge, I have only heard it sneeze twice. But I worry that my other birds might get it. Should I go buy that Tylan 50 stuff I read about on another post? It is a feed store chick. Assume food, water, pine bedding and heat have been perfect. When I handle it, it is never more than 5 minutes out of the brooder.

    I'm just paranoid, they're my first chicks!
     
    Last edited: Mar 15, 2008
  2. dlhunicorn

    dlhunicorn Human Encyclopedia

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    why dont you try a vit A supplement... either a bird formulation or polyvisol (human liquid childrens vitamin drops>three drops in beak once a day for a week)... see if that helps
     
  3. CUDA

    CUDA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can't treat chicks with Tylan, they need to be near full grown.
     
  4. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    It may be nothing. Some chicks are more sensitive to dust or a change in environment. I would monitor. If anything gets worse or changes, post again with additional concerns. I would not recommend medicating at this time. A vitamin supplement wouldn't hurt. Please keep us posted on your little one.

    Jody
     
  5. teddiliza

    teddiliza Chillin' With My Peeps

    Okay, this may sound silly, but I think this particular chick is allergic to cheerio dust! I checked on it this evening, no nasal drainage whatsoever, but after crushing up some plain cheerios and giving the chicks their nightly treat....
    All of a sudden, it was wiping its beak off on me and sneezed. I think I'll stop feeding it cheerios and see what happens. Since you mentioned dust, it got me to thinking....

    Cheerio dust is toxic? :eek:

    Cheerios aren't bad for chicks are they? My welsummers and BO just love them for treats! And the red and black sex links act like sharks in a feeding frenzy when I give them some.

    Thanks for the warning about the Tylan being for full grown chickens.
     
  6. dlhunicorn

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    your chicks do not need treats... dont give them anything other than their starter and if you like some plain live culture yogurt.
     

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