Help please! Odd squawk!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Dani & Mikey, Jun 25, 2018.

  1. Dani & Mikey

    Dani & Mikey Songster

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    I have a 17 week old BJG who started making an odd almost hiccup or sneeze like squawk. She seems ok other wise. It’s every so often today I noticed her making a kinda high pitch, short little squawk. Her tail is a little down. They free range everyday from about noon until 7:30 pm. I just this week started the switch from starter/grower to grower/layer feed. They have free choice grit & oyster shell.
    I am new to this and it is scary! At first I thought maybe it was like a pre-egg song? She’s my most developed bird and has very red comb & waddle. I have a video but can not figure out how to load it here.
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    coach723 Crowing

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    For a video, you put on YouTube or other host, and put the link here. It may just be her big chicken voice coming in. If she seems fine otherwise, no discharge from eyes, nose or mouth, not acting sick, that may very well be it and I'd just watch. An occasional sneeze is also not necessarily something bad, it can be from feed or dust. I have one hen that sneezes every time she eats, always has.
     
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    Dani & Mikey Songster

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    Thank you so much for the reply. My bff basically said the same thing so I am just watching her. She’s been my biggest mystery the whole time! She seems fine. I have a feeling she will be the first to lay.
    Also, thank you for the YouTube tip! Duh. I didn’t even think about that.
     
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    You are welcome!
     

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