Just a few questions

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by showchicks, Oct 5, 2015.

  1. showchicks

    showchicks New Egg

    Oct 5, 2015
    So I recently got chickens to show and my mom got laying hens. About 3 weeks ago I entered them in the fair. My Chickens were perfectly fine. But a kid had kicked up dirt in the barn by my chickens so my Delaware and 6 month old mix started sneezing. Obviously from dust being kicked up around them. But now back at home the same two hens are still sneezing and "coughing" not sure if chickens can cough or not. All of the other hens and my roster are perfectly healthy, no sneezing or coughing. Only these two. They have clear and yellow junk around their nose but they aren't "throwing up so to speak" any ideas on how to help them?
  2. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  3. showchicks

    showchicks New Egg

    Oct 5, 2015
    Thanks but can anyone help me?
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Unfortunately, shows are a great place for bringing home illnesses, mites or lice etc. I suggest you post in full detail at "emergencies ,diseases, injuries, cures" thread.

    However, when you are OFFLINE, there is no way for someone to contact you. I hope you have them quarantined from the rest of your flock.
  5. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 4, 2013
    Midwest America
    Welcome to the BYC flock! We are glad you joined us!


    x2 to what Drumstick Diva said. When a bird leaves your residence, it is best to quarantine them for a month after their return to prevent transmitting anything back to the rest of your flock.

    I hope someone in the emergencies forum can recommend a treatment. If not, do you have an avian vet nearby? Has anyone else in your 4-H group had similar problems?

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