Is this a cough I hear before me ???

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Suep666, Aug 30, 2014.

  1. Suep666

    Suep666 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi folks... Not sure if you can help but have I heard my 8mth chick cough ?.

    It was a weird 'backaw' type sound with a sort of 'fffft ffft' after it...she did it about three times in a row... It's not a sound I've heard her do before

    She looks fine in herself..not acting any different and her eyes and nostrils are clear

    She's got a bit of a dirty bum but two of the others have too and I'm doing a mite check today to see if she has them..

    Any thoughts ?

    Sue
     
  2. trudyg

    trudyg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had a hen with a cough before--it was definitely a cough, no doubt. I got some oxine and put it in a humidifier, left it on overnight in the coop for about 3 nights. Oxine acts to kill mold, fungus, bacteria and is used to clean ventilation systems, so it's safe. Cough went away and that was it.
     
  3. Suep666

    Suep666 Out Of The Brooder

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    Aw thanks.. I'll nip to my farm shop tomorrow.. She has all that sort of stuff ...
    She seems ok in herself and it's only an occasional cough but I'd rather get it nipped before she gets poorly
    Thanks again
     

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