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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

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    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

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    Sounds to me like your doing a good job

    Best of luck
     
  3. dawg53

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    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

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    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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