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Healthy but sneezing sporadically?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by CathyS66, Feb 24, 2014.

  1. My teenage Buff Orpington kept sneezing randomly whilst I was out with her in the garden.
    She seems happy and healthy and let me hand feed her.
    Is she OK and should I give her some Apple Cider Vinegar....if so what is the dosage?
    Thanks all...

  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop

    Sometimes a sneeze is just a sneeze. If this sneezing has been going on for long periods of time, then you would need to figure out what is causing this and treat it if you can.

    Is she sneezing dry or wet? If it is a dry sneeze, she may have breathed in something dusty for now. Maybe something is just temporarily irritating her breathing passages. If the coop is dusty or the run, this could be causing some sneezing. if the sneezing becomes chronic, you would want to make some changes to their environment

    If the sneezing is wet, and has been going on for a long period of time, then you would want to get her on some antibiotics. This sneezing could be contagious and turn into a monster if not taken care of.

    Adding apple cider vinegar is always a healthy thing to do for chickens. It won't cure anything, but it can help as a preventative and aid in good health. You would want to mix 1 or 2 tablespoons ACV in one gallon of water, in a plastic only waterer, changed daily and made new if offered for more than one day. You can offer this up once a week for good health.

    Good luck with your babies and enjoy BYC!
  3. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging Premium Member

    Feb 18, 2011
    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! TwoCrows gave you good advice, hope the Buffy is OK. Did all three of the girls come from the same place?
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    Please post with all her symptoms in the Emergencies/Diseases/Injuries and Cures section of the forum. I hope your hen is okay, and good luck!
    Last edited: Feb 24, 2014
  5. JDchicks

    JDchicks Songster

    Apr 28, 2012
    Southeast Alabama
    Great to have you join.
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  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Does she only react this way in the garden? If so maybe she is allergic to something out there, or to any chemicals used on plants.

  8. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Occasional sneezing is not unusual. Constant sneezing accompanied with nasal and ocular discharge would be more concerning. Hopefully all is well with your hen.

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