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House Chicken with Head Cold

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by The Chickens' Maid, Nov 8, 2012.

  1. The Chickens' Maid

    The Chickens' Maid Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2009
    Our Serama rooster house chicken has what appears to be a head cold. He got it about two days ago. There is no nasal discharge, but he seems stuffed up, like he has a cold. His lungs sound clear, and he is not wheezing. He sneezes a lot, but stops when we hold him. He is not lethargic, just a little tired, but I think that's because he can't sleep as well for sneezing. He is bright-eyed and alert (and cranky - he pecked my hand). We are giving him antibiotic right now, and keeping a heater under him (it just snowed in our part of Connecticut). I've read that chickens don't get colds like people, but I can't think of what else this could be. Can anyone help? Thanks.
  2. Angelpoo

    Angelpoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 26, 2012
    Sounds to me like your doing a good job

    Best of luck
  3. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Is it possible he snorted feed dust or a particle of feed in his nostril or some other debris to cause the sneezing?
  4. Suzierd

    Suzierd Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 8, 2011
    Since he's in the house I would watch for any cleaners, perfumes dust from a dryer or anything to make him sneeze.

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