My One Month Old Chicks are Sneezing; What Should I do ?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Homie Ducks, Aug 27, 2014.

  1. Homie Ducks

    Homie Ducks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chicks are sneezing since two weeks , What should I do to cure them . Help me with this problem Plz.
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Make sure that your coop has good ventilation, is not too hot, has no ammonia odor from droppings, and not dusty. Sneezing often can be a sign of a virus called infectious bronchitis. It has to run it's course for about 4-5 weeks, but it can be much harder on chicks than older birds. Sometimes the use of tylosin, oxytetracycline, or erythromycin can help to prevent a secondary bacterial infection. Here is a good link to read about this and other respiratory diseases: http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ps044
     
  3. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    No telling which of the dozens of things it could be that are affecting them. The best advice I can give you is to make sure that they have excellent ventilation. Unless they contracted a virulent bug from somewhere, insufficient ventilation could very well be the cause.
     
  4. Homie Ducks

    Homie Ducks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for your replies.
     

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