help! my RIR is sneezing!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by noitulover, May 13, 2009.

  1. noitulover

    noitulover Songster

    Apr 23, 2009
    Central Virginia
    i have a four-five week old RIR from TSC and she just started sneezing... i didn't notice it until today... it's been very warm here, so we moved the chicks outside into a coop about a week ago, and they're all pretty much fully feathered.

    she has no other symptoms and none of the other chicks are sneezing. it doesn't sound dreadful (it's just some light sneezing), but i'm still concerned it could get worse.

    she is eating and drinking normally, no noticeable bloody poop or anything...

    their chick crumbles are toward the bottom of the bag and are fairly dusty... could it just be that she's sneezing because of the dusty food?


  2. Glenda L Heywood

    Glenda L Heywood Songster

    Apr 11, 2009
    that could be the problem as the chicks can get clogged up I would use some vetrex in the water and on the head of the bird and under the win
    please put the vetrx in all the water for the whole flock as they have been exposed from the effected bird drinking from the same waterer
    also do put the vetrx on the heads, under the wings and down the throat of the sick birds for possibility of respiratory disease
    and as if you see another bird sneezing catch it and doctor it asap
    and follow the rest of my post

    and here is what to do
    put 1/2 tsp down each birds throat
    then rub vetrx on the head and under the wings
    and yes as they put their heads under the wing at night it helps them to breath
    BUT the mostt important part is the 1/2 Tsp down the throat

    and put 1 tsp in the drinking water for this will help if it is a respiratory disease

    it is very good
    herbs and campho oil

    put the chickens on the \\
    natural probiotic wet mash
    1 qt od dry crumbles High Protein
    2 qts of milk any kind even dried milk powder plus water
    2 tbsp of non flavored yoguart
    mix this good and feed 3 tsp per chick twice a day(fix the amt they will need for one time)

    when they eat it all in 20-30 minutes then clean the wet feeder and restock the high dry crumbles

    also in the water put
    the 1 tsp of vetrx and ACV
    2 tbsp of applecider vinegar per gallon of wat
    do these two things every day till the new feather are in
    then do it once a week for life of chickens

    Will they be carriers??

    the matter of the birds contaminating the other birds thru waterer
    I doubt that the sneezing is contagious as to the permanent life of the chickens being carriers
    generally has to be coryza or MG to be carriers
    give the vetrex treatment and natural probiotic wet mash a chance to help the birds

    I wouold use the vetrex in the water of all the birds just for safety

    if you need to get vetrex just call Smith Poultry supplies

    Smith Poultry & Game Bird Supply

    14000 W. 215th St., Bucyrus, KS 66013-9519

    Ph. 913-879-2587 - 7:30 A. M. - 3 P. M CST Monday-Friday

    24-hour Fax. 913-533-2497

  3. sammi

    sammi Songster

    Dec 21, 2007
    Southeast USA
    if it gets cool at night, then the chick has caught a chill..
    4 week old chicks should be kept at 80 degrees all the time, no damp.
    consider bring back in..

    could be from dust..but I'd get some chick vitamins, and have some terramycin on hand..
    I prefer Tylan for respiratory problems..but if the chick is not real sick then use the terramycin..2 teaspoons er gallon of water.
    and keep those chicks warm, draft free, and get some fresh feed..

    keep a close eye on the droppings..color and consistency.

    chicks should never get interferes with metabolism of nutrients.
  4. johnkang

    johnkang In the Brooder

    May 15, 2009

  5. aeg1001

    aeg1001 Songster

    May 11, 2009
    Small town, Ohio
    I am having the same problem with my 8wk old RIR rooster and there is some blood in his stoole. He is still eating, drinking, and playing well. Hope your chicken gets better.
  6. sammi

    sammi Songster

    Dec 21, 2007
    Southeast USA
    aeg100..your roo needs to be treated for cocci..
    either liquid Sulmet 12.5%
    or sulfadimethoxine..

    are there others'
    how are the droppings?
  7. aeg1001

    aeg1001 Songster

    May 11, 2009
    Small town, Ohio
    The other ones seem fine, but i usually don't take time out to watch them poo, but i will now!. thanks for the info!!!! we need all the help we can get

  8. Glenda L Heywood

    Glenda L Heywood Songster

    Apr 11, 2009
    I like amproylium for coccidiosis
    and if you can get corid it is great
    also give the medicated wet mash with 1 tsp of the liquid coccidiosis medicine in it

    1 qt of dry crumbles
    1 tsp of coccidiosis medicein in the water
    1-1/2 qt of water
    mix the medicine in the water then m,ix the wet mash
    feed 3 tbsp per adult bird for two mornmings and the medicine in the waterersf
  9. sammi

    sammi Songster

    Dec 21, 2007
    Southeast USA
    Corid (amprolium) is a good choice.
    Amprol also.
    Last edited: May 17, 2009

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