There are various posts about chickens with colds and I would like to clarify the antibiotics. My 6 months OEGB sneezed this am- first time I ever heard that. I checked her out and she had a bit of brown crust above one nostril. Nothing in her mouth, no fever, no other symptoms at that time. I separated her any way. Got home from work and now she is sneezing every few minutes, with an occassional squawk after a sneeze. Her breathing is wet and rattley (sp?). Nothing bubbling from nostrils or eyes. She is eating and drinking (started electrolytes). Layed a normal egg today. I don't see anything in her mouth, no foul odor from nostrils or breath. The questions are: should I start antibiotics? If so, Tylan or terramycin. Tractor supply has tylan (I have terramycin) but they say it is not for chickens. Do chickens get "colds"? Do they get colds in the human sense, meaning caused by a virus. Antibiotics won't work on a virus right? Can a human pass a cold to a chicken? I have a wicked sore throat and laryngitis. Cleaned the coop wednesday, put in new shavings. Everything is dry. Suggestions? It seems to be one thing after another with my birds. Edited to add: Poop is normal.