could it be that it's too cold??

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by somissemilyy, Nov 26, 2010.

  1. somissemilyy

    somissemilyy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    why is my wyandotte's comb on top of her head a really paleish pink?? we had a cold low 30 degree night last night with rain so i was wondering if that was it, and it's in the high 30's low 40's now.. please let me know, or if it's just something normal! also she has been sneezing alot lately, what could be that problem?
     
  2. PunkinPeep

    PunkinPeep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I usually notice redder combs in cooler weather.

    Does she have discharge from her nose or eyes in addition to the sneezing?

    Is she wheezing or have rattled breathing?
     
  3. somissemilyy

    somissemilyy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I haven't really paid attention to her nose. NO rattled breathing, just sneezing..
     
  4. Enchanted Sunrise Farms

    Enchanted Sunrise Farms Overrun With Chickens

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    Check to see if there is a discharge from the nose. How long has the sneezing been going on? Occasionally one of my hens will get something up her snoot and sneeze, sneeze, sneeze for a while. i tend to bring them inside when that happens and put them under a heat lamp to see if something develops of whatever it is gets sneezed out. If it turns into a respiratory issue you will need to treat.
     
  5. fiberart57

    fiberart57 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old is she? Is she molting? If so, she might need some nutritional supplement in the form of extra protein. She could be running on empty.

    If a chicken is dry, out of drafts, well fed, and has a place to roost and cover her feet, the cold generally doesn't impact her.

    Mary
     
  6. somissemilyy

    somissemilyy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not sure about molting. First year to have chickens. I will check her nose tomorrow sometime. I will keep everyone updated.
     
  7. somissemilyy

    somissemilyy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Checked her nose this morning, no sign of discharge, just sneezing.
     

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