do chickens sneeze or are they sick?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by cracked_egg, Jun 29, 2010.

  1. cracked_egg

    cracked_egg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, I'm guessing they're sick, but the question is, is it like a kid with a small cold who will get over it, or are they gonna get worse and die without treatment?

    They are 4 week old dominiques... They are healthy and active otherwise, and I just noticed the sneezing last night on one of them, but now the other is sneezing too... They were stressed recently by a dog...

    Any help welcome...
     
  2. MattalynsBarn

    MattalynsBarn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are they sneezing all the time? Or just every so often? As far as I know they just sneeze. Their food is dusty as are their shavings. I mean imagine if you lived in there, you'd sneeze too!
     
  3. Knock Kneed Hen

    Knock Kneed Hen California Dream'in Chickens

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    It's normal to sneeze occasionally like we do. If the chicks are sneezing more that just occasionally then I would separate those ones out and treat them with something. If it ends up being nothing then it's only caused you a little inconvenience. If it turns out to be a virus then you've potentially saved the rest of your birds.

    edited to add: yes, they can get worse and possibly die. I personally would treat all of them, but keep on separating the sick ones out.
     
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  4. Sissy

    Sissy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My first born sliky Peaches was sneezing the lastweek
    so I watch her and she is ok I think like some one said here
    we all sneeze once in a while.
    but do watch her/him [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    [​IMG] My cat Lucy sitting here just sneezed.
    whats that all about [​IMG]
     
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  5. cracked_egg

    cracked_egg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, they don't sneeze a lot, but they sneeze more than once or twice in the hour I'm with them... They r on hay for bedding rather than straw, and they seem very happy, so I don't know..... Will keep an eye on them.. There are only 5 in the coop, the other 43 are in the garage yet.... Urgh, love these crazy things!
     

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