Has my hen got a cold?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by jeanette2roos, Aug 26, 2014.

  1. jeanette2roos

    jeanette2roos In the Brooder

    Jul 29, 2014
    My little 20 week old hen has constantly got a 'crusty' nose. I have wiped it (quite firmly) to remove the crust but then it starts running. I have noticed her sneezing a little too.

    Should I be concerned?
    I haven't noticed any of the others in the flock with these symptoms.
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Crossing the Road

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    It's possible that she could have infectious bronchitis, but I would check to make sure that the coop ventilation is as good as it can be. Lack of ventilation, high temperatures in the coop, dusty conditions, and ammonia odor can cause respiratory symptoms. If it is respiratory bronchitis, symptoms are sneezing and nasal drainage that may last up to a month. There can be wrinkled egg shells and watery whites in the eggs. Here is a link to read about IB and some other respiratory diseases: http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ps044

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