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My chicken is sneezing and I don't know what it means!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by k3ti3, Jan 22, 2015.

  1. k3ti3

    k3ti3 In the Brooder

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    I got a chicken about a week ago. She seems totally fine but she sneezes a lot. I don't know if its serious or not! please help [​IMG]
     
  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Where did she come from? Are you quarantining her away from any other birds you already have? I know you say she "seems fine" - but that can be pretty general - is the bird eating, drinking and eliminating at a normal rate for her breed and age? Is there *any* discharge? Is there any abnormal noise associated with her breathing? When you say she sneezes a lot- is it a nearly constant thing or more of a few sneezes here and there but consistently happening daily? How is she being housed - are there any particular dusty aspects to her environment such as dusty bedding, a lot of particulate in the air, etc?
     
  3. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Bird is the Word Staff Member Premium Member 7 Years

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Is this a wet sneeze? Does she have discharge from her nostrils? Watery eyes? Swollen face? If so, you need to separate her from the rest of the flock for a while. If she does have any of these things, get her on antibiotics of some sort. Either some Denagard or Duramycin. Many of these respiratory ailments are contagious and the sick bird becomes a carrier for the rest of their days. So be very careful if you plan on mixing this bird into your flock.
     
  4. k3ti3

    k3ti3 In the Brooder

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    She came from a show, and she is away from other birds. She's totally normal, Eating Drinking playing pooping. No discharge. she realy doesnt sneeze that much, that was a typing error, but she does sneeze 3-6 times when I take her out over about 3 hours. Her breathing seems ok to me. She has Straw as bedding.
     
  5. k3ti3

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    She only sneezes after drinking so i'm not sure if there is discharge, but it is wet.
     
  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing 5 Years

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]I'm glad you joined.

    It's good that you have her isolated from other birds. Chickens can pick up diseases at poultry shows quite easily. If she's acting normal otherwise, it may just be a mild respiratory disease that will go away on its own.
     
  7. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Do you have a nipple waterer or a "dip your beak in" sort of waterer? If the sneezing is always just after drinking she may be just clearing her nasal passages of water that gets in them from her getting a drink.
     
  8. k3ti3

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    dip your beak in waterer. Thank you so much![​IMG]
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member 8 Years

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    I would still keep her quarantined to be on the safe side. People that show birds, will put them in quarantine when they return from a show. You never know what they may pick up and bring home.
     
  10. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! Hope your new bird is OK.
     

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