how to cure my chickens cold?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by pefferlawchicken, Sep 20, 2009.

  1. pefferlawchicken

    pefferlawchicken Songster

    Feb 22, 2009
    ontario, canada
    i think my chicken has a cold , she has clear eyes clear nose but she has a weezy cough and sneeze , i posted this before and no answers but i reseaqrched some posts and they said cider vinager and scrambled egg do you think this will help clear up their cold?

  2. fasbendera

    fasbendera Songster

    Jan 30, 2009
    Type cold into the seach window on the BYC page. I have found really quick answers from the links it gives you. Sorry my hens haven't had a cold yet in the four years I have had chickens. [​IMG] hope my luck continues.
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Depending on what disease they have (chickens do not get colds like humans do), even if they seem to get over the symptoms, they may be carriers for the rest of their lives. Just want you to realize that. That said, there is no way to know if it's bacterial or viral. Viruses can't be eradicated with antibiotics. Some folks use a type of Vicks Vaporub for chickens called VetRx, but that does not fix anything, just may help them breathe--the real downside is that it is so aromatic, it could cause issues itself.

    The best thing to do is keep the bird warm and give it extra protein like scrambled eggs. And keep the bird separated from the rest and let its own immune system fight the infection.

    I have never had any respiratory illnesses here, but I will not treat them. You could have one tested and see if it's CRD (Chronic Respiratory Disease aka Mycoplasmosis, etc). Otherwise, you are treating blindly and maybe unnecessarily.

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