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Help....1-2 week old chicks sneezing

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ChrystalGail, Jun 13, 2007.

  1. ChrystalGail

    ChrystalGail Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought 15 1-2 week old chicks from a lady who purchased 100 of them online as a mixed heavy breed assortment. I've had them for about 3 days and today I noticed that I have 2 or 3 that are sneezing and have a clear nasal discharge. Sould I put them on a medicated chick feed or should I just let them be and see how they do? I live in Arizona and it is very dry and dusty here (as I'm sure a lot of you can imagine (105 today!)). I am concerned, because they are so small. I know that I have 5 Ameraucanas, 3 Domineques or Barred Rocks, 3 Black Australorps, and 4 that I don't know what they are. 2 are solid buff colored and 2 are red with black specks on their wings. I'm not really willing to take my $1 chicks to the vet, so that is not an option. Any advice or information would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks in advance!

    Chrystal in Arizona:/
     
    Last edited: Jun 13, 2007
  2. kstaven

    kstaven Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Do you have shavings on the bottom of your brooder? The dust from fresh shavings can cause what you are describing.
     
  3. dlhunicorn

    dlhunicorn Human Encyclopedia

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    could be too much stress also which will affect their nutrient utilization of their feed...give three drops of POLYVISOL per day for a week then taper off and see if that does not help
     
  4. Queen of the Lilliputians

    Queen of the Lilliputians Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 5, 2007
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    Congrats on your new babies!

    Make sure your brood has plenty of ventilation. I also have noticed sometimes the dust from pine shavings will make them sneeze.

    -Meghan
     

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