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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by pamsflock, Aug 3, 2016.

  1. pamsflock

    pamsflock New Egg

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    I've got a question. I have some chickens that are wheezing and coughing. It's super hot and humid in my area and wondered if that would cause such a problem. Also, what should I give them to treat the problem? Thanks for any advice you could give me.
     
  2. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
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  3. sebloc

    sebloc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello and welcome!

    I have had problems like this (minus the coughing problem). Our chickens constantly pant when it gets over 90 degrees. I would guess they would be dehydrated. Try putting ice in their water when it gets really hot. We use old milk jugs and fill them with water, then freeze them and put them in their water. This sort of helps.

    But before we get their, let me ask one question. Are they drinking the water you put out? Are they refusing to drink it? Make sure the water's clean.

    Welcome again! Good luck.
     
  4. pamsflock

    pamsflock New Egg

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    Hi, and thanks for the welcome. Yes, they are drinking. And I'll try the frozen milk jugs. A great idea!!!! Thanks again so much.
     
  5. pamsflock

    pamsflock New Egg

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    Thank you so much.
     
  6. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Hope the above advice helps.
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    If they aren't consuming enough water - give them some watermelon to help re-hydrate them
     
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  8. pamsflock

    pamsflock New Egg

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    Thanks, drumstick diva. I'll do that today. Cute name.
     
  9. cukuriku

    cukuriku Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome [​IMG] enjoy the community, and much luck with your flock!
     
  10. pamsflock

    pamsflock New Egg

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    Hi Flock Master. I started the ice water yesterday. Most are drinking except for two. I had one to die yesterday. I tried giving her water with a syringe, but she didn't make it. I have another which is not drinking and I will try the syringe with her I guess. I'm good with the clean water. I change it every day. Thanks for your suggestions. This is a great site.
     

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