My red star chick sneezing repeatedly?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Gabrielle, Jul 20, 2011.

  1. Gabrielle

    Gabrielle Out Of The Brooder

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    Right now she is sleeping on my hand, but she will wake up every once in a while and sneeze two times, and quickly fall asleep again.
    Should I worry about the sneezing? Is it normal?[​IMG]
     
  2. Blue_Myst

    Blue_Myst Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 5, 2009
    What kind of bedding are you using in your brooder? My chicks sneezed a lot when I used pine shavings--a few even had other symptoms like they were having allergies. There's also the fact that chicks just make a LOT of dust.

    I wouldn't worry about sneezing itself. If she starts getting swollen eyes and a runny nose, I'd be concerned. Otherwise, it's just all that dust those chicks kick up in their brooder.

    You aren't the only one to worry about it, believe me! [​IMG]
     
  3. Gabrielle

    Gabrielle Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Thank goodness! I do have Pine shavings, and I was looking at most of my chicks (7 of them..) and others were sneezing too! I checked them, and they are all happy and healthy.

    Thanks! [​IMG]
     
  4. NCchicken

    NCchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yup I have pine shavings too and all of mine will sneeze. But as soon as I move them to the coop outside they stop. I also clean my brooder totally out twice a week.
     

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