my 5 week old chick has been sneezing for weeks

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chickykiss, Aug 23, 2016.

  1. chickykiss

    chickykiss Just Hatched

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    I'm not sure if I should worry about this she seems fine other wise but she sneezes a lot and clear fluid shoots out as she does I'm just very worried she's my favorite chick somebody please help
     
  2. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC.

    Where does the clear fluid shoot out from? Nostrils, beak?

    Sneezing and mucous from the nostrils is an indication of respiratory illness.


    http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ps044
     
  3. chickykiss

    chickykiss Just Hatched

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    It's coming from the nostrils. Will these chicks die or will they be okay. It's been like this since I got them
     
  4. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    How old are they?
    Are all of them sick?
    Can you post some photos?

    Separate the sick ones and give some poultry vitamins.
    Some symptoms of the illnesses can be treated with Tylan50 or Oxytetracycline to give them some relief.
    Birds do die from respiratory illness and you need to be aware that all birds exposed, regardless if they ever show symptoms are considered carriers for life.
     
  5. chickykiss

    chickykiss Just Hatched

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    they're 5 weeks and all of them seem to be sneezing. I need to give away some as I have too many is that still possible if they're like this?
     
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    this is the one that seems to be shooting the clear liquid out of the nose
     
  7. sawilliams

    sawilliams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    probably best to wait till they are healthy before you try to find homes. If you send then away sick others might not know how to help then resulting in a lot of dead chicks and unhappy people.
     
  8. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    You don't want to sell/give away sick chicks.

    Even when they become "symptom free" there is a very good possibility that it can be spread to other chickens. So then and there is your dilemma. Do you risk selling/giving away chicks that can carry an illness to someone else's flock.

    If you have a vet available that can do some testing that would be best - then you will know exactly what you are dealing with.
     
  9. chickykiss

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    I don't know what to do with them then because I don't want to cull them at all are there places I can give them to?
     
  10. sawilliams

    sawilliams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How many do you have and how many do you need to get rid of? Did you plan on selling some? Unfortunately even trying to move them right now could stress them to much and make them sicker. Your best bet is tend them till they are well and make sure whoever takes them quarantines before adding then to their own flock. I do agree with the above it might be a good idea to get a vets opinion, so you can treat them properly and to know if it's something they will still carry after treatment. Unfortunately, if you can't do that it might be best to cull the extras starting with the sickest and continue to try to tend the ones you plan to keep. Do you have an older flock yourself? If so you should probably get the babies checked so you don't kill Hoi established flock.
     

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