Is this normal?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by fiberart57, Dec 11, 2009.

  1. fiberart57

    fiberart57 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a seven month old Blue Andalusian pullet whose sinus cavity puffs out on occasion when she breathes. I put Vaseline on their combs today and with all her wiggling she might have got some in her nares. I wiped her off as best as I could.

    She's eating, drinking and roosting normally. I've been feeding them bits of ground beef at night because it's been miserably cold here, -4 degrees, and she ate a couple of bites tonight when I fed her by hand but she seemed to be doing it just to keep me happy.

    She was sitting on their outside roost and went to bed as normal.

    I'm just worried that she may be coming down with a "cold" of sorts. I've heard that Andalusians aren't the best cold weather breed. She has five other chickens to cuddle with and they live in a 4x6x4 house.

    I'm just wondering if this is normal?

    Mary
     
  2. SilkieTime

    SilkieTime Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 29, 2009
    Joelton Tn.
    You need a bump. -4 that's to cold for dirt. Do you have something to keep the ice from freezing? Maybe that popcorn can heater for the to get next to.Use search for info on there. Good luck
     
  3. MakNat

    MakNat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What does "you need a bump" mean?
     
  4. PandoraTaylor

    PandoraTaylor RT Poultry n Things

    Jun 29, 2009
    Alaska
    It means they are adding to your thread in hopes to get it noticed by someone else.
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    I would add a gallon milk Jug filled with the hotest water possible to bring up coop temp a bit. I have a red heat lamp in mine to stop water & eggs from freezing.

    I don't like my coop to be freezing (32 F) or lower.
     
    Last edited: Dec 12, 2009

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