Is sneezing common after below 0 temps (( PLEASE HELP ))

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Mrsfoote, Nov 21, 2013.

  1. Mrsfoote

    Mrsfoote Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 19, 2010
    Laurel Montana
    So here it goes posted yesterday got one reply.

    Just moved to Montana from California 11 hens 2 roosters. Acquired a turkey jake and royal palm hen. Quarantined them properly. I noticed some sneezing in some of my birds even in california...heard was somewhat normal, no big deal then.

    Last night we got below zero...I have a horse stall converted to a chicken coop, after bouncing between heating and not heating decided to not heat and let them acclimate themselves. Went out just now to offer some oatmeal, notice some of the birds more than before were sneezing.

    Checked them,
    no crust
    or discharge
    no change in appetite
    no other signs other than sneezing.

    Should I treat? If so with what? Or should I let it be.

    My coop has two doors a big stall door which with the way the draft was blowing towards the roosts, patched that up, there is another one where the boat slip backs to the chicken coop, should I close that one up?

    The barn has two doors with ventilation windows on either end, should I open any of those slightly, or the coop has two ventilation windows. It doesn't seem to be damp in there, but I just don't want everyone getting really sick.
  2. Mrsfoote

    Mrsfoote Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 19, 2010
    Laurel Montana
    Anyone? Please?
  3. AK Baha

    AK Baha Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 10, 2013
    Anchorage, Alaska.
    I live in AK have 7 birds in a non heated coop. Our temps have been in the minus and have had no problems with the birds so far. Wish I could be of some help but at least will bump the post.
  4. realsis

    realsis Crazy for Silkies

    Jan 17, 2013
    If you feel they have a respitory illness you can treat with tylan 50. Dose for large birds is 1/2cc small birds 1/4 cc given once daily into the breast muscle for 5 days. Tylan is the antibotic Tylosin and is geared towards respitory illness. You can find it at the feed store. don't be alarmed it says for cattle and swine as many poultry owner's including myself have successfully treated with it. Its a excellent choice for respitory issues. I've not seen your birds so its hard to say its time to treat them. Use your instinct and if you feel they have a respitory illness going on then I would choose the tylan50 to treat with. You can get syringes at feed store also. Hope this helps. I'm sure it will take time for them to get a custom to the weather. Especially coming from California. But if you feel they are getting a respitory illness then I would go ahead and treat them. Best wishes and hope they get better soon.
    Last edited: Nov 21, 2013

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