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My chickens got a cold!?!?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by angi, Nov 15, 2011.

  1. angi

    angi Out Of The Brooder

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    Mar 6, 2011
    northeast, IN
    Sunday night I had noticed two of my D'Uccles (7 months) were sneezing quite a bit. Monday morning I went out to put electrolytes in their water and now 3 or 4 more birds are sneezing and having a tough time crowing. Nothing else seems wrong with them. I did some research and found out that it could be caused from the fresh straw bedding I just put down for them. Last night I turned a heat lamp on for them and gave them some apples.

    Is there anything else I can do for my chickens? Will they be ok?
     
  2. Avalon1984

    Avalon1984 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 22, 2010
    Muskegon
    Funny you should say that. Mine reacted downright allergic to straw also. I am switching to wood shavings exclusively now.
     

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