Coughing Chick? Please Help!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by SillyChick, Feb 21, 2008.

  1. SillyChick

    SillyChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello [​IMG]

    I bought 2 RIR chicks yesterday, but I noticed one is "coughing"........? It sounds like a beak hitting metal or something...........I looked into its nose and see tiny greenish dots that appear to be boogers. What sickness is this? What is the cure? Please help! I don't want to lose a chick! If you need more info, feel free to ask me!

    Thanks in advance! (Please hurry)

    Edited to add: Oh, I made a mistake! It was actually more of a sneeze! She also has some runny nose. She also vomits a saliva-like fluid sometimes. Although she has this sickness, she doesn't show much weakness. She eats and drinks. Very sorry!
     
    Last edited: Feb 21, 2008
  2. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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  3. SillyChick

    SillyChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Whoops.......hehe, sorry! Didn't see that one!

    Here are some info:

    Breed: Rhode Island Red, Standard
    Age: Day-old
    Weight: Quite light, sorry! Don't have a working weighing scale....
    Behavior: Looks fine, eating and drinking, but makes little sneezes from time to time. The nose is a bit runny. She also vomits saliva-like fluid sometimes.
    Trauma: None
    Possible cause: Overcrowding in the poultry shop brooder, Improper cleaning and exposure to dust and gases from vehicles while in the store
    Diet: Chick Crumbles and Water with Vitamins with antibacterial action
    Poop: Normal
    Treatment so far: Antibacterial Vitamins in the water
    Intended Treatment: Visit the poultry shop for some medication
    Picture: Chick is sleeping - don't want to disturb! I'll try to get a pic in the morning

    I tried to answer as many as possible - sorry for some missing info! I'll try to get more answers.

    Thanks in advance!
     
    Last edited: Feb 21, 2008
  4. dlhunicorn

    dlhunicorn Human Encyclopedia

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    hmmm...I am not understanding the reference to the vitamins with "antibacterial action" ... do you hae a product name for me (need to know about any meds you are giving)

    Is the chick starter medicated? have the birds been vaccinated for anything?
     

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