Does my chicken have a respiratory infection?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by aarondeeza, Nov 7, 2015.

  1. aarondeeza

    aarondeeza New Egg

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    Hi all i was wondering if you could help me i think my chicken has a respiratory infection but i am not sure. I've attached a short video of the noises she is making, she also sneezes every now and then. I appreciate any help that anyone has thanks in advance.

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  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    It seems like she has some distress when breathing for sure, but its difficult to know exactly what might be the cause - it could be bacterial, viral, fungal, allergic reaction. Do any of your other chickens have the same symptoms? If you do have others, then i would suggest isolating this one, but to be honest its more than likely that the rest of your flock has caught whatever it is.

    In your situation, i would give vitamin / electrolytes in her drinking water and administer a broad spectrum antibiotic. I must point out that many members here would not give antibiotics without knowing precisely what the problem is. I do not follow that line of thinking, as veterinary care grossly outweighs the cost of a bird and i am not prepared to do that.

    Hope this helps a little

    CT
     
  3. aarondeeza

    aarondeeza New Egg

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    Hi CTKen

    Thanks for replying. One of the others has started sneezing today and I am not too keen on taking any of them to the vet. As it possibly has already spread, would it be best if i just put antibiotics in main drinking water?
     
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  5. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Yep, just put it in their water, along with vitamin / electrolytes as these help boost the immune system.

    Good luck
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  6. maziechicken02

    maziechicken02 Out Of The Brooder

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    Same thing is Happening to my chickens too sneezing and sounds like there breathing through a snotty nose I separated mine from the other chickens in case it's contagious also put antibiotics in there water works good luck :)
     

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