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Meaties sneezing

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by CDennis, Nov 16, 2010.

  1. CDennis

    CDennis Chillin' With My Peeps

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    2 week old meat birds, some are sneezing w/ no other symptoms. What is the best first step, I didn't raise them on medicated chick starter because I was trying to stay away from medication, maybe that was a bad plan?
     
  2. Brunty_Farms

    Brunty_Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A lot of times they sneeze due to the ammonia build up.... I would ventilate a little better get some kind of airflow in the brooder but not to the point where it creates a draft. Ventilation is tricky with chickens.... but a small problem and a simple management issue. If it gets worse it could be an actual disease.... most common would be MG aka Chronic Respiratory Disease *CRD*.
     
  3. Sundown_Farmer

    Sundown_Farmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree with the ammonia. Also, sometimes they inhale feed dust and sneeze. Sometimes who knows. 6 weeks will come along soon. Don't freak out.
     

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